How to Strike It: Standing with feet together, drop the tailbone down, aiming toward your heels. Roll the shoulders back and down. Squeeze your butt to align your hips over your heels. Hold it for 30 seconds to a minute and feel the burn.
Butt Benefits: "Mountain Pose is the mother of all poses," says fitness and exercise guru Mandy Ingber (pictured), author of "Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover." This position is about keeping the head, shoulders, hips and heels aligned and engaging the glutes -- otherwise, you're kind of just ... standing there.
So your bod is pretty fit -- but your butt? It's flat, flabby or generally un-fabulous. Luckily, yoga can help you nip your butt issues in the bud. Exercise and wellness guru Mandy Ingber shares fitness and mindfulness tips with the soft-bodied, stressed-out masses in her new book, "Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover." Since nothing says mind-body balance like a well-toned tush (um, right?), Ingber shows us five yoga poses for getting a firmer butt. Your path to a pert posterior starts here.
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