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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The butterfly - Health Book Day 35

As a part of the daily exercise regime and mission fitness, I am sharing an easy exercise called the TITLI AASAN or the Butterfly pose.
  • This is a simple exercise to strengthen your thighs, tone the legs muscles and relax them.
  • It also helps to open up the hips&  thighs and improves flexibility.
  • This aasan also stimulates the reproductive and digestive organs.
  • Regular practice of this posture is beneficial to the kidneys, bladder, prostate gland, and ovaries.
Method, step by step :

  1. Sit in the Lotus Pose or Padma Asana. (Crossed legs)
  2. Position your legs so that the soles of your feet touch each other. Your knees should be bent.
  3. Try to position your feet the closest to your pubic area hence pulling your heels inwards.
  4. Grasp your feet with your hands and sit up with your back as straight as possible.
  5. Flap your thighs till your knees hit the ground.
  6. Keep breathing throughout the activity.
  7. You may speed up the lowering and raising of the thighs to further relax the muscles. This flapping motion is what gives the Butterfly Pose its name.
Few precautions-
  • If your are recovering from any injury, do not try this at all.
  • If new to yoga, please practice under expert guidance.
See the you tube video for the aasan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77yDLrRWCIg

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