For many people, getting a firm, tight butt is at the top of their fitness goals. But, a toned booty isn’t just about looks. In fact, working your glutes helps you move faster and stronger in the rest of your workouts, too. That’s why we love this do-anywhere workout from yogi, Kate Kendall. It’ll help transform your rear, and as an added bonus, help improve your balance and concentration!
This is a powerful little sequence will test and promote balance and concentration as well as firm up your booty – Kate Kendall.
B Is For Booty & Balance
Complete each posture on the same leg and then swap sides.
- Start with your feet together and then, standing on your right foot, inhale the left knee over the right. Wrap your toes around the ankle.
- Ensuring hips are square forward, inhale your arms out to shoulder height and then exhale, wrap your right arm above the left and work towards bringing the palms to touch.
- Inhale lift through the spine and exhale bend the right knee until you feel some ‘burn’ in the right glute.
- Keep the hips square and lengthen your elbows out and away from you as you draw the shoulders down the back. Hold for 5 breaths.
- From Eagle, standing on your right leg, inhale squeeze right leg straight, take hands to hips and hug left knee to chest.
- Exhale extend your left leg back and ease your chest forward. Keep hands on hips or extend arms by side, as if flying.
- Spread through toes of left leg and access that beautiful core strength for stability. Hold for 5 breaths.
- Still on the right leg, place your hands or fingertips on the floor or a block.
- Inhale the left leg as high as your right hamstring with allow.
- Allow the head to drop effortlessly. Take 5-10 deep breaths.
- From standing split, inhale extend left leg, exhale lower left knee to the outside of the right ankle. Hover your knee over the floor.
- Inhale the left leg up again.
- Repeat 10 times.
Toe Balance – Stand
- Taking both feet to the ground, big toes touching and with fingertips on the floor for stability, find a steady gaze point out in front.
- Inhale take hands to prayer and lengthen your legs so that you end up on tippy toes.
- Exhale slowly bring yourself back down to toe stand.
- Repeat 5 times.
KK’s top tip: In each posture, focus on using core strength for stability as well as a soft gaze at one place, in any one posture. It’s all about the gaze, yogis.