Yoga for a Sexy Butt: The Only Asanas You Need For a Firm, Toned Thighs and Glutes
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The term "yoga thighs " is no joke. Yoga lets you sculpt your lower body simply using your body weight. Of course, kettlebells can do wonders too, but yoga helps you strengthen and tone your buttocks, thighs and glutes at the same time. Although you can't build a bonafide backside overnight, that's not to say you are stuck with the meat you have got. Yoga can lead to some incredible results. Simply incorporate these postures into your routine once a day, and you will be well on your way to that derrière you desire and thighs you dream.

Three-legged Downward Dog

Begin by getting into the downward-facing dog position.  While you are in it, ensure that you keep your feet together so your big toes are touching. Now shift your weight onto your hands and your left foot and raise your right leg into the air. Try to keep your shoulders parallel with the ground. Gazing at your left thigh or up toward your belly can help you balance. Stay here for five breaths and slowly come back in the starting position. Repeat this on the other side. These tips will help you stand on one leg and balance yourself. 

Warrior 1

Stand erect with feet close together and arms by your sides. Lunge with your right leg forward, keeping the left foot flat on the floor behind. Stretch your arms above your head. Slowly bend your left knee and lunge further by lifting the left heel off the floor. Inhale as you twist your upper body and arch your back. Hold this position for five breaths.

Warrior 2

From Warrior 2, slowly straighten your foot that was earlier bent behind. Slowly place the heel of the rear leg on the floor. Make sure your knee is not bent. Twist your upper body so that you face sideways and raise your hands to either side. Hold this position for five breaths. Only people who practice yoga will understand these 10 hilarious struggles. 

Reverse Warrior

From Warrior 2, gently arch your back, resting your left hand on the back of your left leg. Raise your right arm overhead, feeling the stretch through the right side of the body. Make sure you continue to lower your hips and press your front knee forward so it's directly over your right ankle. Remain in this position for five complete breaths.

One-legged Half Wheel

Come to lie flat on your back with your arms along the sides of your body, with your palms facing down. Bend your knees, placing your heels as close as you can to your buttocks. Come into the half wheel pose by lifting your hips off the floor and placing your hands under your lower back. Press into your left heel and lift your right leg into the air. Stay here for five deep breaths, lifting your hips as high as you can.

Intense East

From the one-legged half wheel pose, lower your hips and sit up. Extend your legs straight out in front of you. Place your palms behind your hips about six to eight inches away, with your fingers pointing toward your toes. As you inhale, press into your hands and feet firmly, lifting your hips into the air. Raise them as high as you can. Slowly tilt your head back. Stay here for five deep breaths, then lower your hips to the floor.

Once you have moved through this sequence on the right side, repeat it on your left. These moves are also perfect for stretching tight muscles while working your arms and core in surprising new ways.