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What Does “Yoga Butt” Mean? Settling the Age-Old Question


Have you ever heard of the call “yoga butt”? If so, do you know what it means? In my experience, this period is a bit disorient since it has two different definitions that are both commonly used in the yoga world.


The first interpretation “re going to have to” do with the notion that the practice of yoga throws yogis firm, attractive backs – the figure of which is frequently colloquially referred to as “yoga butt”.

[ Side memorandum: I find this first explanation satirical because in all franknes, traditional yoga does not challenge the glutes enough to create very firm and ambiance backs in the first place. It truly doesn’t! But that’s another topic for another blog berth – and if you happen to be a yogi who is interested in some actual focused glute work within a yoga context, consider trying my “Recruit the Glutes” practice in my online yoga class library! It’s a great class that does have a good chance of helping yogis to create a yoga buttock, if that’s something they hope. :)]


This first explanation for “yoga butt” was all that I knew throughout my earlier yoga periods. But later on, I started hear about a new, alternative interpretation of the term. “Yoga butt” had also come to be known as a nagging, rubbing pain that countless yogis experienced in their “butt” area – exclusively at the terribly top of their hamstrings, where these muscles attach to the sitting bones( or ischial tuberosities in anatomy-speak ).

This “yoga butt” hurting is often exacerbated when yogis fold forwards or play a “hip hinge” type movement like uttanasana( standing forwards fold ), paschimottanasana( set forward fold ), or virabhadrasana III( warrior 3 ). And this yoga backside ache is surprisingly common in the yoga nature. In actuality, it’s rare to meet a long-time yogi who has either never suffered this edition of yoga backside or doesn’t know someone who has.


Because there are clearly two different definitions for the same word being used concurrently in the yoga world-wide, I decided to bring out an “anatomy geeky” survey on my Instagram sheet last week that requested 😛 TAGENDWhat does “yoga butt” signify? A) an aesthetically-pleasing gluteus maximus or B) proximal hamstring tendinopathy?

Because the “cute butt” definition was the one that I personally had known long before I learned about the “hamstring pain” definition, my prophecy was that the majority of referendums would be for alternative A. But to my surprise, the information was the results of the tally 😛 TAGEND

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Clearly, the hamstring anguish description was the win by a wide margin.( 77% to 23% – in politics that would be a huge avalanche !) The information that so many more yogis associate the expression “yoga butt” with anguish than with a charming derriere reveals just how widespread the problem of high hamstring tendinopathy certainly is in the yoga community.

And fortunately, my brand new online program “5 Weeks to Strong, Flexible Hamstrings” is designed to address this accurate matter! Why, you are able to request?



Well, the main reason that so many yogis know-how tendernes at their proximal hamstrings tendons is that although yoga is full of a high extent of passive hamstring straining in forward stoop points( which repetitively tightens the hamstrings tendons on the bony jutting of the sitting bones ), yoga includes very few, if any, hamstring-strengthening moves.

We is recognized that in order for our hamstrings and their tendons to be pliable and healthy, they need to have a high faculty for consignment tolerance. And the only action we can increase our hamstrings’ capability to digest load is to strengthen them.( Passive stretching and other passive skills like self-massage and flattening do not quantity materials enough to ask them to adapt .)

And this is why my new online planned is perfect for yogis: it replenishes in a missing crack that traditional yoga classifies miss out on perfectly: its most important part of hamstring strengthening. If you or any of your yogi acquaintances have an experience of high hamstring sting, this new platform might be a excellent solution.( And as a side tone, this program is also excellent to all persons who considered it important that they have “tight” or uncompromising hamstrings. It’s also ideal for anyone who simply wants to strengthen their hamstrings because yoga does not enhance them, which is a good idea for all of us yogis !)

Check this new offering out, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions at all.

I’ll see you and your hamstrings in my excellent brand-new planned!

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