Build strong glutes with these yoga-inspired positions, poses, and exercise that target your butt. The term ‘yoga butt’ is no joke—just check out the downward dogs all around you in most any class. Yoga lets you sculpt, mould, and tone your lower body using just your body weight.

Of course, the right strengthening moves stretch you too, so you’re elongating your muscles and working them harder. Want a stronger butt? Incorporate the below yoga-inspired moves into your routine, and you’ll be well on your way to that derriere you’ve been after.

These moves work your glutes, legs, core, and back, and leave you feeling strong. Want to use some hand weights? This weighted workout strengthens your rear, too.

Warrior I:

How to:

  • From down dog, step your right foot forward between your hands, spin your left heel down with the foot slightly angled out, press into your feet, and reach your arms to the ceiling, framing your face.

Hold for five deep breaths. Switch sides; repeat.

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Warrior II:

How to:

  • From down dog, step your right foot forward between your hands, spin your left heel down with the foot slightly angled out, and windmill your arms open, left arm reaching toward the back of your mat and right arm reaching to the front of your mat.
  • Bend right knee, keeping it in line with your right ankle.

Hold for five deep breaths. Switch sides; repeat.

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Warrior III:

How to:

  • From a standing forward bend, walk your hands under your shoulders, placing them on the floor.
  • Transfer your weight to your right foot, putting a slight bend in your right knee, and float your left leg high behind you.
  • Reach through your left heel and internally rotate your left thigh so your toes point toward the ground.
  • If you feel steady, lift your hands off the ground and frame your torso with your arms reaching back toward your heel.
  • Stay here for five deep breaths and then switch sides.

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Diver’s Pose:

How to:

  • From standing, put a soft bend in your knees, come high on the balls of your feet, and start to hinge forward from your waist, keeping your arms on either side of your torso.
  • Allow your head to dive toward the ground.

Hold for five deep breaths.

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Chair Pose:

How to:

  • From standing, bend your knees, sink your hips, and reach your arms high to frame your face.
  • Stay here for five deep breaths. For a challenge, come onto the balls of your feet for five deep breaths.
  • For an extra challenge, from there, reach your arms forward as you reach your butt back, pancake your torso to your thighs, and flex your palms toward the front of the room.
  • Stay here for five breaths.

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Elevated Wide Squat:

How to:

  • From standing, step your right foot way out to the right, turn your toes out, sink your hips, and bend your knees until they are directly over your ankles.
  • Then come high on the balls of your feet, frame your face with your arms.

Hold for five deep breaths.

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Hamstring Twist:

How to:

  • Stand near the top of the mat with your feet together; hinge forward from your hips and touch hands to floor a few inches in front of feet, keeping elbows bent.
  • Lift your right leg behind you for a standing split.
  • Bending your left knee, swing your right knee back down behind left leg toward the outside of your right knee.
  • Extend your right leg behind you again as you straighten left leg.

Do 10 reps. Switch sides; repeat. Do 3 sets.

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Downward Dog with Leg Extension:

How to:

  • Start in down dog.
  • Get on all fours on the mat, then tuck your toes under and press your hips back and up toward the ceiling as you walk your feet back a few steps to form an inverted V, balancing on your palms and feet; keep heels on the floor.
  • Maintaining inverted-V position and keeping your elbows locked, lift your left foot off the mat and extend behind you, foot flexed, forming a straight line from head to heel.
  • Turn your toes to the left and bring the leg directly out to the side at hip height, keeping your leg parallel to floor and foot flexed.
  • Hold for 5 counts.
  • Return the left leg back behind your body.

Do 5 reps. Switch sides; repeat. Do 3 sets.

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Dolphin Kick:

How to:

  • Start in plank position, balancing on the mat on your forearms and toes, with your elbows directly under your shoulders; keep hips lifted slightly.
  • Bend your knees to almost touch the floor, then return to start.

Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

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Fire Hydrant:

How to:

  • Begin on all fours, knees under hips and hands under shoulders.
  • Place your left forearm on the floor so that your right hand is perpendicular to your left hand; twist torso slightly to the left and lift your left knee just off the floor.
  • Keeping your left knee bent 90 degrees throughout, raise the leg out to hip height.
  • Lower the leg under your hip without letting it touch the floor to return to start.

Do 20 reps. Switch sides; repeat. Do 3 sets.

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Locust Pose:

How to:

  • Lie face down on your mat, big toes together.
  • Clasp your hands behind your sacrum, and use a big inhale to lift your chest and your feet off the ground.

Hold for five deep breaths.