Yoga poses are a great training option that can really challenge your body and help you tone up, lose weight, de-stress, and improve your balance, posture, strength and flexibility. It really has a range of positive health benefits, which is why it is becoming more and more popular in the health and fitness scene. Basically, if you decide to take up and stick with yoga, in addition to getting a nice butt you’re probably gonna get a nicer body overall too!
Defining a yoga butt was easy, but defining the term ‘yoga’ is not. Yoga originated as a Hindu spiritual discipline and the term has been around for thousands of years, over that time diversifying and evolving into different practices, styles and traditions – so it is almost impossible to define what exactly the practice is today.
The word yoga itself is a Sanskrit word which means ‘union’, and this is thought to refer to the union between the body, the mind and the spirit. This is usually achieved through meditation, or more commonly in the western world, the practice of adopting certain body postures to assist in clearing the mind and unifying the self.