Any yoga poses to help me strengthen my bum area? Looking for something relatively straightforward. I’m not one of those bendy types but generally can get myself in and out of basic poses. - K. Jameson
Yes, try Adho Mukha Svanasana Downward-facing Dog. Go into your allfours position, hands under shoulder
s, knees hip-width apart. Keep your tummy tight. Spread your fingers wide, middle finger facing forward. Press your fingers and palms into the floor. Straighten your arms and push your bum up to the sky. Keep your spine straight and long. Keep your knees soft at first and don’t worry if your heels are not on the ground. Let your head and neck hang comfortably, or look at your belly button. Walk the dog to straighten your legs by working your knees gently. Shuffle your feet and see if you can get those heels to the floor. If not, don’t worry! You should still feel a nice stretch in your hamstrings and glutes. Hold for 3-4 deep breaths or as long as you feel comfortable in the position. To come out, drop back to all fours. This is a fun asana to practice as it also builds upper body strength.