Ask the Yogi: Where are my glutes?

Q: When people talk about their glutes, what muscle is this? Is it the part we sit on or what?

Glutes / Gluteus Maximus
A: The ‘glutes’ are sometimes referred to as the seat muscle. The gluteus maximus is the largest single muscle in our body and is the primary hip extensor, meaning it moves our leg backward. There are two other ‘glute’ muscles, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus which are located slightly to the outer side of the gluteus maximus. They create hip abduction, meaning moving the leg away from our midline.

So yes, you sit on you glutes. However a better idea is for us to use them. If you want to explore how to use your glutes you can check out our seminar : Yoga Glutes of Steel Friday 8/15 at 5:30pm.

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