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In this inspired new post, Dionne Elizabeth – a yoga teacher, DJ and writer who lives in Bergen, Norway – harmonizes music, blogging and yoga. Here, she shares the best yoga poses to improve your buns, which may, in true mind-body synchronicity, improve your life.
Here it is folks: We are already completely, marvelously, wildly, entirely who we were born to be.
At times this might not be clear to us, but the fact that we exist, that we are here together at this moment, and that you, dear reader, are on this page at this moment, is no coincidence. To meet each other at this point, somewhere along our separate journeys, really is absurd and wonderful. There is a reason for the particular path we happen to tread, including all its glorious and perfect sweetness, as well as the more sour, “interesting” parts. We each have a mission, a function, a purpose. So how do we live our life to honour that?
I love “the hills,” and I don’t mean that really annoying reality TV show. I’m referring to the incline setting on my treadmill. I get bored running on the treadmill when it’s cold outside and I’m stuck inside, so during the winter I always look for ways to mix up my indoor workout. One way I do this is by hitting the hills once a week on the treadmill. By adjusting the treadmill’s incline to 7 or 8 percent, I simulate climbing up a hill, all in the comfort of my climate controlled gym.
Allie knows a thing or two about FIRM glutes
By The FIRM Master Instructor Allie Del Rio
Pliés, move over! There’s a new favorite booty exercise in the house of Allie! Yes … I have some “junk in my trunk.” I’m not ashamed of it. My Cuban father and very shapely mother gave it to me. It’s mine and hasn’t ever been flat, which is fine with me! Instead of complaining about it, I find exercises to make my bubbly twins look tighter.
DOWN DOG PULSES
As yogis, we’re supposed to remain spiritually focused, even in the face of harsh realities like dressing room lighting and cellulite. We’re taught to be in the world but not of it, and that includes not letting wordly things, like the lonely size 6 jeans in the back of the closet and the rising number on the scale that goes with their banishment, mar our quest for inner peace.
“Bottoms up” this holiday season! And I don’t mean with a drink. I mean try the great exercises below to lift and firm the buns.
The holiday hustle bustle can often derail your fitness plan. But doing even just a few exercises when you have time can help you feel great about how you look in that little black holiday dress.