13 Yoga Poses to Stretch Your Thigh Muscles

It’s easy to locate someone who doesn’t have congested thigh muscles. They induce lower back and knee discomfort, and these symptoms are rather frequent these days. There are several possible reasons of the condition. But it all boils down to the reality that people lead sedentary lifestyles: at work, on the way to work, while watching TV, and in a variety of other scenarios.

Sitting for several hours a day is the most common cause of hip discomfort. This is due to the fact that when you sit all day, these muscles are squeezed for an extended period of time. This can eventually lead to them being squeezed. This impact is inconvenient and has no advantage during activity. Stiffness can limit your range of motion, which can influence everything from how deep you can squat or lunges to moderate running.

Lizard Pose / Uttan Prishasana

  • Place your left foot as wide as possible on the edge of the mat from a low lunge. Place your hands on the floor, inside your left leg.
  • If the stretch is comfortable for you, you can continue in this posture.
  • Place your forearms on the floor if you want to stretch the muscles even further.
  • An even bigger impact can be obtained by leaning the body to the right and allowing the knee to expand (as seen above). Keep your right hand on the floor for support, and gently push your left knee out from your body with your left.
  • Hold your breath for at least 5 seconds before repeating on the opposite side.

This lizard posture variant stretches the outer thigh muscles (adductor), particularly the gluteus medius.

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