These poses not only tone and firm the glutes, they also lengthen the buttocks and teach them to relax, giving you a true "yoga butt."
Sphinx Pose is the infant of backbends. It can be practiced with either an active or passive approach.
Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana
Strong, supportive glutes are key to a safe, pain-free yoga practice. Here’s what you need to know about the butt muscles (the gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus), plus four poses that make them stronger.
When yogis talk hips, it's generally about opening them. But your hips CAN be too open... Learn why balancing strength and flexibility in the hips is so important.
A droopy butt is a common side effect of pregnancy but you can prevent it—or correct it—by strengthening the right muscles.
A strong, balanced backside is key for a stable and pain-free practice. Learn the anatomy of this important muscle.
The Girls' star is a big fan of yoga and bodyweight exercises to tighten, strengthen, and lengthen her muscles.
There's a great divide among yoga teachers about the correct way to use the glutes in backbends. Get the backstory.