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Butt Toning Exercises As Good As Squats 

Squats are great for working and toning the glutes but it can sometimes just get a bit repetitive and boring. If you are looking for butt toning exercise apart from squats, give these butt moves designed by Chelsea Dornan, a National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer and instructor at Uplift Studios in New York City.

1. Single-Leg Glute Bridge. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor near your butt and hip-width apart. Keeping your knees in line, extend one leg. On your exhale, squeeze your glutes and push your hips up toward the ceiling as high as you can go. Pause, then lower until your butt hovers right above the floor, and repeat without touching the ground.

2. Hydrants with Leg Extension. Begin on all fours with your knees hip-width apart and your wrists stacked over your shoulders. Lift your left knee toward the ceiling, then extend the left foot straight out to the side. Pause before you bend your knee again, and bring your leg back to starting position. Repeat for 45 to 60 seconds on the left side before you switch to the right.

3. Single Leg Dead Lift. Stand with your feet hip-distance apart and your right foot a few inches in front of your left. The left knee should be slightly bent. Draw your abs in and slowly fold forward, keeping your left foot in line with your spine as you reach toward the floor with both hands. Pause, then return to starting position. Repeat 45 to 60 seconds before switching sides.

(Source: Cosmo

little-yogi:

Some days my practice is well-rounded. Some days it’s all restorative and I just lay in one pose for 15 minutes (sometimes I end up falling asleep on my mat). Other times, it’s all handstands and arm balances and core and then I’ll skip anything dealing with my core for a week at a time. I’ll back bend for an hour straight and then other days skip it completely and stay in pigeon pose for an eternity. My practice is everywhere all the time depending on my day, on my life, on how my body feels. But it’s all yoga. Even when I just breathe it’s still yoga to me. When we start to say what yoga isn’t and we pick it apart, we’ve missed the point completely. Yoga is not this pose or that pose. It’s everything and none of it all at the same time. Don’t worry about the particulars, don’t worry about putting a label on it, just get on your mat and do what feels right. There is no formula or equation. There is no right or wrong.

little-yogi:

Some days my practice is well-rounded. Some days it’s all restorative and I just lay in one pose for 15 minutes (sometimes I end up falling asleep on my mat). Other times, it’s all handstands and arm balances and core and then I’ll skip anything dealing with my core for a week at a time. I’ll back bend for an hour straight and then other days skip it completely and stay in pigeon pose for an eternity. My practice is everywhere all the time depending on my day, on my life, on how my body feels. But it’s all yoga. Even when I just breathe it’s still yoga to me. When we start to say what yoga isn’t and we pick it apart, we’ve missed the point completely. Yoga is not this pose or that pose. It’s everything and none of it all at the same time. Don’t worry about the particulars, don’t worry about putting a label on it, just get on your mat and do what feels right. There is no formula or equation. There is no right or wrong.

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