Yoga for arthritis: Butterfly pose

Butterfly Pose is one of yoga asanas that helps to prevent arthritis. Read about methods and advantages of yoga for arthritis using butterfly pose.

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Written by: Editorial TeamUpdated at: Dec 29, 2016 00:00 IST
Yoga for arthritis: Butterfly pose

Yoga is widely known and accepted for its ability to heal and relax your body. With the ever increasing stress in our daily lives, a few minutes to practice this yoga pose can help you relax and de-stress.


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Butterfly yoga

  •     Position yourself in a way that your spine is in an erect position and soles of your feet are placed mutually.
  •     Make sure that you’ve your heels close to your body.
  •     Hold onto your feet and tenderly budge your knees up and down.
  •     Now, smoothly lean forward bending from the hips.
  •     Maintain your back in a straight line and thrust from the lower part of your spine.
  •     Maintain this position for two minutes, sensing the stretch within the legs.
  •     At each breath, slow down in a frontward direction as you exhale, and bold as you inhale.
  •     Interleave this exercise soon after the spinal twist.

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  •     It aids in releasing concealed up emotions and alleviates anxiety and stress levels.
  •     It helps in renovating back your emotional stability.
  •     It augments the circulation to the pelvic region and aids in sending messages to the brain to start over the cycle.
  •     Through yoga one can feel an improvement in their general health.


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Maintain the same position but place the hands on the floor behind and to the side of the back, keeping the arms straight

  •     Move the knees up and down 20 or more times.
  •     toes or the feet; choose whichever is most difficult.
  •     Do this exercise for a short time without strain. Crow walk touching the knee to the ground with each step.
  •     This is a very good exercise to prepare the legs for meditation poses.
  •     It is also recommended for people with poor blood circulation in the legs.
  •     Constipation sufferers will find this exercise useful.
  •     They should drink 2 glasses of water and then crow walk for one minute. Drink 2 more glasses of water and crow walk again. Repeat this 3 or 4 times; the constipation should he removed.


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