Gentle Yoga Poses : Yoga Butterfly Pose

Gentle Yoga Poses : Yoga Butterfly Pose


With the Butterfly posture, you’re going to
take your feet together. When you take your feet together you try to join the toes together,
the ball of the foot, the heel of the foot. Everybody’s different, you can leave your
feet out here, you can take your feet in towards you, whatever it is for you. But you want
to take your hands and set them on your feet. Ideally, you try to connect with the toes,
but if need be, touch the arch of the foot. As you touch the feet, you bring them closer
together but you don’t want to pull, you just want to lightly touch and then edge the heels
in. The Butterfly you sit up straight and tall. And you take a deep breath through your
nose and let those knees come right up in towards you. And on the exhale let those knees
come down, let the shoulders release forward. Now, inhale sit right up tall, bring those
knees right in towards you. And, exhale, let the knees go right down away from you, shoulders
releasing, keeping your mind on your hands so they’re not grabbing the feet. Now sit
up straight and tall, bring those knees right in, and this time here just let the knees
go down, let the shoulders stay back so the spine is tall, and then flutter the knees
like the wings of a butterfly. Keep focusing on you’re not pulling on the toes, you’re
just holding lightly onto the feet. And breathe in deep through your nose, and exhale, and
then release. Just take the feet and shake them right out.