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Baddhakonasana: The Butterfly Pose

Published: 14th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th January 2015 12:34 AM   |  A+A-

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  •  Sit in a comfortable place with your back and head straight.
  •  Bring your right and left foot towards your groin, bending your knees.
  •  The soles of both feet should touch each other and be in contact with the groin.
  •  Push your knees down towards the floor while keeping your thighs and calves together; hold both feet with your palms.
  •  Stretch spine upward, open chest and tuck your abdomen in.
  •  As you inhale, lift your feet up till your chest, holding them with your palms. Hug your feet with your arms bringing it close to the chest as far as comfortable.
  •  Keeping your torso erect, focus your gaze on the horizon
  •  Balance and hold this for longer duration for better results.
  •  Exhale and relax your muscles (stretch your legs straight, releasing the pressure from thighs)
  •  Repeat the cycle 4 to 5 times.
  • Benefits
  •  Therapeutic for urinary tract disorder.
  •  Keeps kidney and prostate glands healthy.
  •  Keeps ovaries healthy, relieves menstrual pain and checks heavy menstruation.
  •  Reduces sciatic pain and prevents hernia.
  •  Relaxes the heart and is tremendously good for nervous system.
  •  Makes the spine flexible and strong.
  •  It helps to channelize energy and connect upper body with lower body.
  •  Corrects the posture and realigns rounded shoulders.
  •  Caution
  • Proceed slowly and follow the instructions step by step while performing this asana.
  • If you feel pain or discomfort at any time, come out from the posture and resume after you feel comfortable.

Grand Master Akshar

Akshar Power Yoga Academy, #4004, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. akshar@aksharyoga.com



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