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Butterfly

Step By Step

  1. Sit with legs out straight. Inhale.
  2. Exhale, bend knees, pull heels toward the pelvis, drop knees out to the sides and press the soles of the feet together as if the bottoms of the feet are kissing.
  3. Bring heels as close to pelvis as comfortably as possible.
  4. Sit up straight; pubis in front and the tailbone in the back are equidistant from the floor.
  5. firm the sacrum and shoulder blades against the back and lengthen the front torso through the top of the sternum.

Benefits

  • Stretches the inner thigh and groins.
  • Strengthens abdominal muscles.
  • Stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries and prostate gland, bladder and kidneys.
  • Stimulates the heart and improves general circulation.
  • Helps relieve mild depression, anxiety and fatigue.
  • Soothes menstrual discomfort and sciatica.
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.
  • Therapeutic for flat feet, high blood pressure, infertility and asthma.

Contraindications

  • Groin or knee injury: Only perform this pose with support under outer thighs.

Common Misalignments

  • Pelvis foundation.
  • Lumbar kyphosis.
  • Pushing knees down.
  • Sickled feet.
  • Shoulders and head forward.