Thursday, April 9, 2015

[Yakson House] butt firming Yoga poses you've gotta try now

Mountain pose

Mountain pose is the mother of all poses, says fitness and exercise guru

This position is about keeping the head, shoulders, hips and heels aligned and 

engaging the glutes. Otherwise, you are kind of just standing there. 

Bridge Pose

Lie on your back with your knees bent at 90 degree angle, feet parallel on the 

floor and hip distance apart. Once you have settled in, press your feet evenly into 

the mat and lift your spine off of the floor, pressing your hips up. Scoop your 

tailbone under, and if you like, wriggle up onto the shoulders, interlacing the 

fingers and clasping the hands underneath you. Slowly lower down, one vertebra 

at a time.  

Half Moon pose

From Crescent pose, lower your right fingertips to the floor, six inches in front of 

your right pinky toe. 

Extend your left arm up. Open the chest as much as you can, so that the head, 

hips, shoulders, and heels are in alignment. After several breaths, bring your left 

hand to the floor and step back into a lunge. 

Pigeon Pose

Begin in Downward facing Dog. Raise your right leg up behind you and swing the 

leg, stepping forward to the midpoint of your hands. Allow your right knee to 

open out to the right, angling your knee at two o'clock. Your left leg should be 

extended behind you, internally rotated so that your hips are squared and your 

knee is facing the floor. Hold for 30 seconds. 

Shoulder stand 

Keeping the elbows shoulder width apart, bend the elbows and place your hands on 

your back for support, if they are not there already. Lift legs one at a time. Press the 

hips forward and bring the feet back, keeping the legs straight. Work your hands as 

high up to your shoulders as you can. After five to ten breaths, slowly lower your 

knees down by your ears. 

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