How to Use Your Glutes In Yoga Backbends | Alexandria Crow - Yoga Journal

Alignment Cues Decoded: “Relax Your Glutes”

“Soft,” “relaxed” glutes never had an inspiring ring to Alexandria Crow till she understood the anatomy behind the alignment cue.

I recently realized most yoga students understand little of the reasoning behind what comes out of a yoga teacher's mouth. So we become a bit like the Wizard of Oz, making demands from behind an all-knowing curtain without any explanation. This series aims to pull back the curtain and expose the method behind what might sometimes seem like madness.