FERTILITY YOGA MADE EASY: Weekly Yoga Tutorial for beginners to advanced yoga practitioners
The beauty of the butterfly lies in its ability to extract the nectar from all sorts of flowers. The beauty of the butterfly pose lies in the opportunity it offers to derive the maximum gains from contorting our inner thighs, groins and knees.
ADVANTAGES OF BUTTERFLY YOGA POSE
* improves the flexibility in the groin and hip region
* Boosts knee joint efficiency and knee cap durability
* Known to facilitate a smooth delivery (if practiced regularly till late pregnancy)
* Aids ovary health
* Stimulates your heart and treats mild depression, easing the journey to motherhood
* Enhances digestion
* Soothes blood pressure and opens up your lower back, which relaxes you.
However, when doing this particular yogic pose or for that matter, any other during pregnancy, be sure to do so in the presence of a trained person.
Sit on the ground, bending both knees and bringing your feet together.
Using your hands, open your feet up like a book. Use your muscles to press your knees down towards the floor. This will help to open your hips up even more.
Lengthen your spine, drawing your belly button towards your spine. Relax your shoulders and gaze either in front of you or towards your feet.
Stay here for 5 breaths, and then slowly begin to fold forward, drawing your torso towards your legs. Remember to try and keep your spine straight.
You can keep your hands on your feet, pressing your knees down with your arms, or if you want more of a stretch, extend your arms out in front of you. Stay here for 5 breaths or as long as you want.
Precautions And Contraindications
Exercise a note of caution while you do this asana.
It is best to avoid this asana if you have a knee injury.
Do not practice this asana if you are menstruating.
If you suffer from sciatica, sit on a pillow and practice this asana.