My bowed legs are an all-time eyesore. I can’t wear miniskirts (not that I want). I can’t wear ankle boots (for they draw attention to my legs). I can’t even wear shorts. I have to forbid myself from wearing this or that kind of clothing for the fear that it may draw unnecessary attention to my legs. Poor me…
If this scenario looks familiar to you, I’ve got a solution! Knowing that it’s never a long-term solution for me to hide or disguise my bowed legs, I did a search online to find out what natural methods can be used to cure them so I can forget about it once and for all. And voila, I’m exhilarated to tell you: I’ve found it! This method is super easy and won’t cost you anything. All it takes is a little time and patience. Don’t believe it? Read on.
8 Steps to Get Rid of Bowed Legs
First, find a strip of space in your home where you can walk straight for eight steps. I do this exercise in my sitting room. The space is not as long as I want, but enough to get the job done.
Next, stand in a natural position. Hands rest on your sides. Keep your legs close to each other.
Finally, imagine there is a straight line on the floor and walk backward along that line for eight steps. And in no time, you are done!
Easy enough, huh? However, bear in mind a few things while you are at it:
- Make sure you are retreating in a straight line. No curve.
- Keep your strides big. That way, you can exercise and, according to the video, “waken” your thigh muscles.
- It’s okay to raise your knee while moving, but remember to touch the floor with your entire soul, not only your toes. This means you have to bend your instep, or sole if you like to put it another way.
- Do this exercise at least twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
You will get a better idea of how to do this exercise with this video on YouTube.
Remember, you also have to keep some bad habits at bay to avoid a comeback of your bowed legs.
Dont’s for Bowed Legs
First, don’t cross your legs when you are sitting. Yes, crossed legs may make you look more ladylike, but it’s achieved at the cost of the aesthetic of your legs. So even though I know I would look way less charming with a pair of untangled legs, I still commit myself to it.
Second, don’t stand on one leg. It’s another bad habit of mine. When I’m waiting in line or leaning on a post, I like to shift the weight of my body to one leg. Don’t ever do that! It can ruin the natural form of your thigh bone. And the best advice I can give you is: stop doing this.
My Personal Experience
Okay, time for me to tell you the result of my experiment. I have been doing this 8-step exercise for about two weeks, and I can really SEE the difference. Although the result isn’t immediate and is not as magical as the video claims, I’m still quite satisfied with my progress (you have to know that bowed legs have been with me for as long as I can remember). In the past, when I had to pull my knees together, I had to make some great effort, causing me to become a few centimeters shorter. But now, doing such a thing is simply effortless, and I can keep my height unchanged. So I can vouch for this exercise’s effectiveness. Just don’t expect it to work immediately.
If you are plagued by bowed-legged and can’t find a good way to cure it, I think it’s worthwhile to give this method a go.
I have bowed legs and didn’t wear skinny pants, but no more!
Ever since I wrote my post on curing bowed legs with a natural method, I have been receiving comments inquiring about details of the method I use. I have been asked the same questions so many times that I started to think, well, maybe, it’s time to do a follow-up post!
First, to set the record straight, I would like to tell you, the natural method demonstrated in the video of my previous post doesn’t COMPLETELY cure my bowed legs. Why? First, for personal reasons, I’m simply too lazy to stick with the exercise. So after seeing some improvement, I’ve completely stopped. Second, after some consideration of the structure of my legs, I believe that if I had to get rid of my deformed legs completely, I would have knock knees instead! For some people like me, it’s just impossible to have an aesthetic pair of legs. But fret not, I’ve learned to live with my bowed legs through my 2012 makeover. I’m wearing skinny pants all the time, completely ignore how they might accentuate the defects of my ugly legs!
What Provokes My Change?
So you may wonder, what provokes such a change in me?
First, I would like to let you know, in order to have a better grasp of that fashion sense which I obviously lacked, I started reading various fashion blogs on a daily basis. I used to love the girly and feminine kinds of clothing. Frocks, dresses, and knee-length skirts were my faves. However, after a couple of months’ avid reading, I find I’m more drawn to street style which is trendy and stylish with a touch of femininity. I have been captivated by some fashion bloggers’ styles and the way they carry themselves. If you think all of them have perfect body shapes, you are wrong. Just like you and me, some of them even have bowed legs. However, their bowed legs don’t hinder them in any way. Skinny pants, which were deemed by me as my archenemy, are actually their staple.
My Venture Into Skinny Pants
It was when I started dabbling in skinny pants. The fact is, I find my legs actually don’t look as horrible as I imagined they were. It’s then I discovered that even with bowed legs, I can still be beautiful and confident! The lesson?
It’s all about self-confidence and how you perceive yourself in your own mind. Having bowed legs may not be attractive. However, that doesn’t mean you have to see yourself unfavorably. How you see yourself is just a matter of angles. If you are comfortable with and confident about yourself, it just doesn’t matter you have bowed legs or not.
Of course, I’m not suggesting that bowed legs aren’t a problem for all of us. For extreme cases, it still matters. However, for the majority of us who are at the acceptable level, I think there is no need to trouble ourselves with such an issue.
Gone are the days when I cared so much about my ugly legs!!!
Responses to How to Fix Bowed Legs Naturally Without Surgery
I do find that we have quite a lot of things in common! I know how inconvenient it could be. Even though it’s not a health issue, it does affect our daily life. Hope your case has improved now.
You’ve raised a good point! I forgot to take photos at the beginning, so there is no way I can tell you the actual improvement…
I didn’t continue with this method lately… Well, you know, there are times when you would become lazy after seeing some improvement… But constantly I would go back to it because I do think this method works in my case. I think if you are having such a bad case (as you claim), you may give it a try! You lose nothing, right?
Yes, same thought here. I always think that the Japanese are geniuses. Don’t you see many big beauty brands are also from Japanese? And if you had ever paid a visit to Sasa (a beauty chain store), you might gape at their ingenuity (those small gadgets and accessories)!
You probably are correct. The video is promoting a magic kind of exercise that can turn your outward legs inward in seconds. I don’t believe there is so quick a way of transformation, but I believe that with more practice, the exercise will work.
First I was kind of laughing because I did not believe it, but I thought – hey give it a try!
I am 36 years old and you will probably believe me if I say, there isn`t a day where I feel comfortable with my bowlegs! Especially in the summertime, when everybody is wearing shorts. If I wear shorts, everybody is looking at my legs and I am so ashamed.
Well, yesterday I tried it out.
Before I have done this exercise I was able to put 4 fingers in the middle of my knees. And after it barely 2 fingers have space. It is really amazing!
If you have more ideas to share I would be very happy to hear them.
Hi, Mel, Glad that we are on the same boat! I know how it’s like to have everybody look at you because of your legs. I think that’s part of the reason why we did the exercise to try to get rid of them.
Looks like many of you are interested in this method! But ahem… after trying this exercise for some time and seeing some improvement, I have stopped working on it. I’m not that aggressive in completely getting rid of my bowed legs On the other hand, I still bear in mind not to cross my legs when I’m sitting. So there has been no backlash since I stopped exercising.
Sorry for my late reply! There were so many spams, and it takes me quite some time to fish out those that aren’t. I don’t believe it will work instantly. For me, it takes a few weeks for it to work. I did it in the mornings and evenings for a few times. Except for the frequency, I think its workability also depends on a person by person. But no harm for trying. Hope this might help you!!
Your main question is quite specific! I never thought of it myself!! Okay, let me answer them one by one. 1st question: I think I’m the only person who notices it. My friends aren’t as conscious as I’m. 2nd question: I think the exercise kinda twists my thighs and knees in the right direction. To elaborate more, I think the problem with me is that I used to walk with my toes pointing outward (like the letter V), which might lead to bowed legs. The purpose of the exercise is to train your thigh muscles to walk in the right way (namely, parallel toe and heel distance). So, with enough time and patience, you can turn the once outward knees inward. Hope it may help you!!
Hi, Sheizel. I was asked this question many times! Looks like people are really into it! But sorry I forget how long I’ve done this exercise. All I know is that even though I still have bowed legs, this exercise does work on me to some degree.
Don’t know if this exercise works for everybody. But here is an English version of the video.
Here is the Japanese video with English subtitle https://youtu.be/fK0OivpetIc. Hope it may help you!
Thank you so much for sharing this with me!!!
I usually did it three times in every session. But remember it takes time and patience for you to see the result. And the method may work differently for different people! Good luck!!
This works for me, up to some point. But I’ve forgotten how long I’ve done the exercise. The result may be different for different people.
It may work for some people. But I think it will take time and patience. Natural methods usually don’t work as fast.