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These 5 yoga poses will help you sculpt your butt like an apricot

Published on:18 May 2020, 13:28pm IST
Just weight training isn’t enough for a firm tushie. Give these yoga poses also a try to shape your butt real good.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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A perfect butt needs yoga as well. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

You can’t claim to have a toned body without a perfect butt. And most people assume developing it will require rigorous workout sessions but what if we tell you that it isn’t so?

Yes, people, yoga se ye bhi hoga. Yoga is not just a head-to-toe body workout. In fact, it does a lot of good for your inner health as well. So, obviously, bringing your booty in shape is not a biggie.

Yoga doesn’t just help you sculpt your butt but it also lengthens the muscles and also relaxes them.       

So, these are the five poses that will not just shape up your butt but they will also help you lose that cellulite.  

1. Malasana or squat pose
This pose is said to be great for pregnant women since it helps in the opening of the pelvic muscle. With your legs wide open, all you need to do is sit in a squat position for as long as you can. You can do 10 such holds for a minimum of 10 seconds each.

2. Salabhasana or locust pose
This is a very simple pose to pull off! All you have to do is lie down on the floor with your stomach touching the ground. Now, lift your upper body along with your legs. Hold this pose. Do 10 holds for 10 seconds.

3. Side plank pose
You must be thinking if this one is meant to impact your side or butt? Well, the answer to your question is both. While holding this pose you need to employ both your core and glutes that’s why it’s a great pose. Do 10 holds each side for 30 seconds each.

4. Bhujangasana or cobra pose
If you have saggy butts then cobra pose will help them get firm. The point to remember while performing cobra asana is that you extend both your upper and lower body while squeezing your butt as much as possible. 10 reps for 10 seconds is what you need to pull off.

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It’s time combat covid-19 with yoga or some cardio ladies. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Bridge pose
Well, this one is a multi-purpose pose but let’s just focus on that butt this time. To make this one more impactful, you can lift your feet and hold this pose on your toes. Do 10 holds of this for 10 seconds each.

Bridge pose by Shilpa Shetty. Image courtesy: @theshilpashetty

Even science recommends yoga as the cure-all for your glutes

  • A study published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy states that yoga activates the glute muscles and helps in strengthening them. It also helps relax muscles that get tense due to sitting for long hours.
  • Another study published in The Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences notes that if you incorporate yoga in your daily workout routine, it will improve your overall fitness. Plus, it’s a great way for muscle building for your lower body as well.
  • There is a study published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine which says that you must start warming up your glute muscles first with yoga to improve the impact of other muscle training exercises.

So, bid adieu to flat bums and say hello to a firm butt just like an apricot.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.