Applications Of Butterfly Pose & Precautions

The Butterfly Pose is also known as the Purna Titli Asana. It is also similar to the Bound Angle Pose or the Baddha Kona Asana.

This is a simple exercise that can easily be performed after even with minimum instructions from your trainer. Targeting primarily the legs, it is the perfect antidote to relax and stretch the muscles of the legs,.

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.especially after a long day of work or after an intensive work outu Another variant of the yoga Butterfly Pose is the Reclined Butterfly Poses

Steps :

  1. Start off by sitting in the Lotus Pose or Padma Asanan
  2. Now position your legs so that the soles of your feet are touching each othere Your knees should be bentn
  3. Try to position your feet as close to your pubic area as possible; in other words, try to pull your heels inwardsd
  4. Grasp your feet with your hands and sit up with your back as straight as possiblel
  5. Inhale and place a hand on each kneee
  6. Exhale and press on your thighs until your knees touch the flooro This may not be possible for everyonen Avoid over exerting yourself, and push down only as far as is comfortable for youo
  7. Inhale and allow the knees to come back up againi
  8. Exhale and repeat this process 15 to 20 timese
  9. You may speed up the lowering and raising of the thighs to further relax the musclese This flapping motion is what gives the Butterfly Pose its namem

Precautions :

  • Before starting any form of exercise it is a good idea to consult your doctoro
  • This is especially important if you are convalescing from surgery or a recent injury, if you have any pre-existing medical condition, or are with childl
  • Yoga has great potential for good, but the potential for harm is equally present if it is not performed properlyl
  • If you are new to yoga, it is a good idea to perform these exercises under the guidance of a trained yoga instructoro
  • This is one of the most important Butterfly Pose precautionsn
  • Additionally, you must pay especial attention to the proper method if you have experienced any injury to your knees or thighsh

Beginner’s Tip :

Initially you will find that you will not be able to touch your knees to the flooro Here’s a beginners tip for the Butterfly Pose that will help you to open up your hips and thighs so that in time you will be able to perform this exercise perfectlyl Ensure that you have adequate padding around the ankles; a good quality yoga mat will prevent your thighs from hurting and allow you to perform the Purna Titli Asana with more eases You can also try to roll up two towels and place them under your thighsh

As your flexibility increases, you can do away with the towelsl

Benefit to Body Part :

  • This is a great exercise to relax and stretch those aching thighs after a long and hard day at workr It is especially beneficial for those who run, walk or cycle for long distances, or have a job that requires them to constantly be on their feete
  • It also helps to open up the hips and thighs and improves flexibilityt
  • This posture also stimulates the reproductive and digestive organsn
  • The Butterfly Pose is a great stretch for relieving stress and tirednesss

Therapeutic Applications :

  • This is an excellent posture for women during menstruation as it helps to relieve some of the discomfort and pain associated with menstruatingn
  • This posture is also supposed to be very beneficial for women after menopauses
  • The Butterfly Pose helps to open up the hips and genital areas and is very good for pregnant womene Regular practice of this posture can help in easing the pain associated with natural childbirtht
  • Regular practice of this posture is beneficial to the kidneys, bladder, prostate gland, and ovariese

Variations :

  • The Reclined Butterfly Pose, as the name suggests, is a variation of the standard Purna Titli Asana that is performed while lying down flat on your back instead of while sitting upu It is similar to the Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Cobbler Pose)e This supine pose provides a deeper sense of relaxation and is a good stretch for not only the thighs but also the back and chests This pose is very effective when you are tired and want to stretch your back and legs at the same timem
  • The Cobbler Pose or Baddha Kona Asana (Bound Angle Pose) is another popular variation of the butterfly poses Where the Butterfly Pose is a mixture of static and dynamic stretching, the Cobbler Pose involves mostly static stretching and allows you to further deepen the stretch experienced by the Butterfly Poses To perform this pose, clasp the soles of your feet and concentrate on trying to open them as if you are opening the pages of a booko At the same time bend forward while keeping your back rounded so that the weight of your elbows on your thighs allows them to further open upu

Preparatory Poses :

There are no specific preparatory poses for the Butterfly Pose as it is quite a simple and basic yoga posturer In fact, the Butterfly Pose may be considered to be a preparatory pose for the Baddha Kona Asana or the Bound Angle Posea You can practice the Lotus Pose or Padma Asana before performing the Purna Titli Asanan

Follow Up Poses :

Once you have mastered the Butterfly Pose, you can move on to the Cobbler Pose to further deepen the stretch and stretch your back as welll Once you have done so, you may revert to the Lotus Poses Other follow up poses include the Mandukasana or Frog Pose, which will allow you to further open up your hipsp

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