One great thing about Yoga is that it shapes your body into its best form ever. And if you are looking to tone and achieve that perfect round lifted butt doing Yoga is a way to go ladies!
We are often told that squats and weight-bearing lunges are the best exercises to get that perfect butt shape but guess what? They are not the only way, in fact, you don’t have to do all that! All you need to do is to focus on those muscles you need to work on.
There are 3 main muscles that make up the structure of your butt
Gluteus maximus – The gluteus maximus compose the bulk of the butt muscles. This muscle gives volume to the structure of your butt.
Gluteus medius – often times referred to as upper glutes, the gluteus medius is a deeper muscle layer, exercising this muscle will give your butt that lifted looks.
Gluteus minimus – The smallest among the 3 muscles but plays an important role in supporting your butt to avoid that saggy looking butt.
Yoga, with its focused poses and flow, is a great way to fire up those butt muscles.
Yoga is a great isometric exercise that is very effective in achieving tone.
Here are 5 of the best poses you can do to shape up your butt.
5 Ultimate Yoga Poses for a Perfect Round Butt
1. Warrior 1,2 & 3 Pose
The warrior flow pose is a great sequence that engages the major butt muscles, do the 3 poses as a sequence than when you reach to Warrior 3 squeeze your butt muscles and hold it for as long as you can. Do the same thing as you switch to the other leg.
2. Standing Forward Bend
The Standing Forward Bend is great for toning and strengthening the gluteus maximus and medius, Once you have reached the full pose, find your ease and slightly bend your knees and move your hip up and down as if you are doing continuous mini squats, this is very good for the gluteus minimus and it also tones your thighs.
3. Chair Pose
A great pose for the gluteus muscles and thighs.
4. Downward Dog Lift Leg
This pose is a downward dog variation that is very effective in engaging the entire butt muscles. It is also a great stretching pose.
5. Bridge Pose
A great pose for the glutes, the key to this pose is to focus on your form and engage the muscle as you hold the pose firmly for as long as you can.