Yoga // 02.25.13 // 5 Comments

Tone Those Thuttocks: 3 Yoga Moves

You look at your ass in the mirror, and while things are shaping up nicely, you take one glance down south and are startled to discover a love handle on the back of your leg. Fan-freakin'-tastic. Meet your thuttocks! Evil gravity has shown its face on the area beneath your butt -- think of it as cankles on your thighs.

Kirstin McGee, celebrity yoga trainer and guest blogger for Bethenny, to the rescue. Check out Kristin's 3 power yoga moves to detox your thuttocks…

Lately I've had some friends and students ask me how to tone the back of the thigh area where the hamstring meets the buttocks. I've heard it called the Bu-thigh, thuttocks and saddlebags. However you name it, it's a frustrating, pesky area to tone.

As women, we are genetically predisposed to carry fat in our hips, thighs and waist. So first and foremost, celebrate your womanly curves! But, in addition to eating healthy, doing 20-30 minutes of cardio on most days and wearing Bethenny's Foxy Lace Leg Shaping Long Leg shaper, here are some of my favorite yoga poses to help you target and tone the thuttocks region.

1) Standing Split

Start standing then fold forward over your legs. Lift your right leg up as high as you can in the air, using the back of the thighs and butt muscles. Imagine reaching the toes to the ceiling and take all the bends out of the knee. Lift up out of your supporting leg as well and hold for 5 to 8 breaths. If you want to pulse the top leg up in the air at the very end to really burn out the back of the thigh you can. Switch sides and repeat.

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265 days ago

How dare you invent a new part of the body to be conscious about? Wtf- "Think of thuttocks as the canckles for your thighs". We get it. You're the queen of skinny. That's your image, that's your brand, that's what you're selling. But remember- it's not ethical to be selling body consciousness and it's shameful that you're trying to.

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Deb Ducharme
486 days ago

I have watched your life and career from the very beginnning. I wish I had your putspa. I have a birthday coming up, March 31 and I feel better than I ever have. I'm semi-retired.

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501 days ago

I need to try yoga one day.

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Wendy Milne
511 days ago

Love your yoga move suggestions. Want to purchase your dvd's but unsure if compatible with Australian DVD players as I know they are different. HELP!

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Kim Gruwell
515 days ago

Love yoga & theses moves feel great!!

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