Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend

Common Title Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend
English Title Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend
Sanskrit Title Baddha Konasana Pose Variation Forward Bend
All Titles Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend, Baddha Konasana Pose Variation Forward Bend,
Pose Level Beginner
Pose Position Sitting
Pose Type Restorative, Forward-Bend, Stretch
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Chakras

Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend helps open, activate, and balance the following chakra(s):
  • Third Eye Chakra (Ajna Chakra)
  • Solar Plexus (Manipura Chakra)
  • Sacral Chakra (Swadisthana Chakra)
  • Root Chakra (Muladhara Chakra)

Anatomy

Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend benefits the following muscles and hence can be included in yoga sequences with the corresponding muscle(s) focus:
  • Lower Back
  • Hips

Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend yoga sequences

Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend is commonly found in the following types of yoga sequences:
  • Yoga sequences for teenagers
  • Yoga sequences for relieving lower back pain
  • Hip opening yoga sequences

How to do Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend

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  1. Bring the soles of the feet together. Lengthen up through the spine on an inhale, and bend forward over your feet on and exhale. Hold the pose for several breaths.
  2. Stimulates Adrenal Gland and Pelvic Floor
  3. push the feet further away from pelvis (diamond shape) and come onto the front of sitbones as much as possible...... don't drop the head like in this picture, unless it invites itself onto your feet....
  4. Press elbows into calves.
    Face yourself head on.
  5. - Use blanket to sit on.
    - Rest forehead on block
    - Hold for 3 minutes
    - Followed by a 2 minute savasana
  6. Use the block.
    Place feet on the block.
    -Come to a place where you can relax.
    -Hold your feet in your palms and bend forward.
    -Feel the stretch all along the neck, shoulder and inner thighs.
    -As you fold forward, draw your energy inwards.
    -We'll be here for a dozen breaths, so feel at home, l...
  7. Target areas: Low spine, groin, inner thighs.
  8. Let your knees drop open to the sides.
    Inhale - Rise up, sit tall
    Exhale - Gently fold forward from your hips
    Rest in this posture, soften and surrender to this asana
  9. Variations:
    Reclined butterfly
    Single leg (do both legs)
    Lean forward onto chair
    Legs out in front
    Do against a wall (good for back or knee problems)

    Props: blankets/blocks/bolsters under thighs or knees.
    Block or blanket under pelvis to tilt pelvis forwards
    Block or support under forehead...
  10. Bring your feet together placing the soles of the feet close to each other.
    Let your knees drop open to the sides.
    Inhale - Rise up, sit tall
    Exhale - Gently fold forward from your hips
    Rest in this posture, soften and surrender to this asana
  11. GENERAL CHAKRA EXPLANATION
    BRIEF EXPLANATION ROOT (MULADHARA)CHAKRA
  12. -Come to a place where you can relax.
    -Hold your feet in your palms and bend forward.
    -Feel the stretch all along the neck, shoulder and inner thighs.
    -As you fold forward, draw your energy inwards.
    -We'll be here for a dozen breaths, so feel at home, let the muscles release as you let go, allo...
  13. Bring your feet together placing the soles of the feet close to each other.
    Let your knees drop open to the sides.
    Inhale - Rise up, sit tall
    Exhale - Gently fold forward from your hips
    Rest in this posture, soften and surrender to this asana

    Inhale - Slowly come back up.
  14. Move feet further away from hips. Incline your torso forward. Long leg Butterfly
    Make sure this is relaxed for you, a place where you can yield to gravity, yield to your experience of the posture.
    No struggle
    As you settle in, inviting relaxation into the experiece with each passing breath.
    Ope...

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Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend Benefits

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Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend Contraindications

Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend is a beginner level yoga pose that is performed in sitting position. Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend additionally involves restorative, Forward-Bend, Stretch. Need Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend contraindications? Please sign-up to request contraindications of Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend and we will notify you as soon as your request has been completed.

Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend Variations

Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend Variations: Below are some common variations of the yoga pose Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend with base pose as Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana).

Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend Steps

 (Baddha Konasana Pose Variation Forward Bend) Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend Steps:
    WOOD ELEMENT - GALLBLADDER AND LIVER Wood element represents spring - courage Flow of Energy - side of neck - down to the shoulder - body - and leg - up the inner thigh - side body.
  1. Come to sit at the center of the mat in Butterfly Pose or Baddha Konasana.
  2. Press the soles of the feet and hold the feet in your palms and bend forward.
  3. Feel the stretch all along the neck, shoulder and inner thighs.
  4. Stay for about 4 minutes and be comfortable with the posture. Connect to the feeling that generate with the stretch.
  5. Downward flow of energy here, pressing the liver and the gallbladder.

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Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend Titles in English and Sanskrit

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  • Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend
  • Baddha Konasana Pose Variation Forward Bend

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