I hope you have been through my Introductory post on Yoga and the Breath technique to follow while in an aasana. This post in the Yoga series will shed light on one of the basic stretches, the Butterfly stretch for the lower half of your body. Also known as ‘Purna Titali Aasana’, where ‘Purna’ means ‘Complete’, ‘Titali’ means ‘Butterfly’. In this pose the legs spread out imitate the outstretched wings of the Butterfly in flight.
Photo Credits: Haarika Reddy
Photo credits: a2zyoga.com
How to Do it:
- Sit on the floor with your legs stretched in front.
- Hold the ankles of the respective leg and Fold the leg in the knee to bring the soles facing and touching each other (as in the picture)
- Breath in and slowly move the knees up and down to imitate a butterfly, Continue as long as possible
- Exhale, and then Inhale again to assume the butterfly movement of your legs.
- Then gently release the knees to stretch out your legs and rest them.
This pose soothes stiffness in your legs and Hips. Helps overcome fatigue too.
Keep your spine, head and neck erect. Avoid this stretch if you have knee pain, If you have had a knee surgery consult your Doctor.
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