What is Yoga Butt and how to fix it? Here is all you need to know

Yoga can be a therapy to heal the body and mind. However, at times one can go wrong with it. Yoga can be a real pain in the butt if you are not careful. Here are the signs to know you are suffering from yoga butt and how to fix it as suggested by grandmaster Akshar.

Updated on Mar 08, 2021   |  01:45 AM IST  |  257.7K
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What is Yoga Butt and how to fix it? Here is all you need to know

Yoga is an ancient practice that several people across the globe use as a form of therapy to heal from the mind and body. The physical and mental rewards that come out of practising yoga are ample. However, yoga can also cause pain if not done in a proper manner.

Very similar to the condition of the runners’ knee yoga, this is a condition where the proximal area of the hamstrings gets agitated. While the runner’s knee is caused because of the excess pressure that is exerted on the knees due to running, yoga butt affects practitioners of yoga due to overuse of the hamstrings.

Here are some of the common causes for yoga butt

When the muscle is overused then it causes this particular injury. After a workout, tendons require sufficient recovery time. When you do not give the body enough rest then the tendon structure tends to get damaged. This repetitive loading and overuse of the muscle group will in time lead to yoga butt.

It is required that the body has enough strength in order to endure physical exercise or endurance of a certain level. When you begin to push your body without working on strength and flexibility, it will certainly lead to injury. It is also important to note that the body requires gradual training rather than suppressing it with loads of activity. This could lead to yoga butt.

Here are some yoga poses that can help you fix your yoga butt and regain strength and flexibility in the hamstrings explained by grandmaster Akshar.

Savithri asana

Drop down on your knees.

Stretch your arms up with palms at shoulder distance from and facing each other.

Look forward.

Align your arms, spine, hips and thighs.

Ardha Vishwamitrasana – Pose Dedicated to Sage Vishwamitra

Begin by assuming Adhomukha Swanasana.

Look forward and place your right foot outside next to your right palm.

Tuck your right elbow firmly under your right knee and place your left sole on the floor.

Allow your thigh to rest over your forearm and bring your right heel in front of you.

Hold your right heel with your left palm.


Alternate your leg and repeat the steps mentioned above on the other side.

Supta Vajrasana – Reclining Thunderbolt pose

Drop your knees on your mat.

Place your pelvis on your heels and point your toes outward.

Open out your heels placing your sit bones down.

Place your palms behind your hips and slowly recline as much as your body allows you to.

If possible, lie down on your back without lifting your knees up.

Hold this asana for a while.

Yoga places emphasis on the importance of warming up the body before you begin your workout. Known as Sukshma Vyayam or subtle exercises, this includes warming the body completely starting from the toes. Listen to your body before you push yourself too hard. When the body is injured give it time for complete rest and recovery.


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