Since yoga poses work to build muscle and strength, it’s no surprise that they can also get your booty in shape. Yoga poses can be a great alternative to endless squats if you want to have a tighter and firmer butt.
Yoga poses will give your booty a toned and sculpted look without making it look bulky or overly-muscular and unnatural.
You can do some great booty work with these five yoga poses:
Warrior III is one of the best yoga poses to get a firmer butt because the muscles in the gluteus maximus help to keep the leg parallel to the ground.
Start in mountain pose. Inhale and reach your arms up. As you exhale, extend your right leg straight behind you. Shift your weight into your left leg. Be sure to keep your right foot flexed. Keep your left leg strong and straighten both legs as much as you can. Move forward as you bring your torso parallel to the floor. Keep your gaze to the floor. Stay here for 5-10 breaths before releasing.
Locust Pose activates the glutes and helps to keep them toned.
Lie on your stomach as you rest your head down. Inhale, look forward and raise your head. Lift your legs up by using the strength in your inner thighs. Keep your chest lifted. Stay here for up to one minute before releasing.
The name of the pose itself is enough to give it a try. Who doesn’t want to be called a goddess and get a great looking booty at the same time? Goddess pose helps to activate the glutes and tone them.
Stand with both of your feet turned out. Keep your torso lifted and bend your knees and elbows at 90-degree angles. Hold here for five breaths before releasing.
While sitting in a normal chair may not do much for your butt, chair pose in yoga is a different story. As you sit in this pose, the muscles in your glutes and legs get stronger as you hug your knees and thighs together.
Stand with your feet together and make sure your big toes are touching. Inhale and raise your arms up to the sky. Exhale and bend your knees. Really sink down into the pose. Inhale and hug your thighs together. As you exhale, scoop your core in. Stay here 30 seconds to one minute before releasing.
Bridge pose uses resistance to help build strength in your lower body and give you the toned butt you’ve been wanting.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the ground hip-width apart. As you press your feet into the floor, lift your hips while rolling your spine down. Press your arms and shoulders down.
Lift the hips and engage your legs. This will help you lift your butt higher and get more muscle tone. Hold for 4-8 breaths before rolling the spine down to the floor slowly.
If you’re looking for a firmer butt, try these booty toning yoga poses that will make your yoga pants look even better.