Duration: 35 minutes
Emphasis: In this class you'll strengthen your buttock muscles. Also known collectively as 'the glutes', there are 3 of these muscles: gluteus maximus which is the largest and most superficial, gluteus medius which is situated more towards the top and side of the buttocks and gluteus minimus which, as the name suggests, is the smallest and is situated beneath the gluteus medius. In our culture where we spend so much time sitting, the buttock muscles can become weak and, as their role is to stabilise the pelvis and the hips, this can lead to imbalances and injuries. So, in this class we'll be strengthening the buttocks, and giving them a good stretch out too. Expect repeated leg lifts to work the hamstrings and glutes, some squats, Bridge Pose (Setu Bhandasana) and Reverse Table Pose (Ardha Purvottanasana), plus some seated and supine poses to stretch things out too.
Props needed: A blanket, 2 bricks and a yoga belt.
Mat direction: Short edge of the mat facing the screen.