Balancing Butterfly Pose

Definition - What does Balancing Butterfly Pose mean?

Balancing Butterfly Pose is a variation of Baddha Konasana, a traditional Hatha yoga posture otherwise known as Butterfly Pose. This asana is particularly effective for easing tight hips and aching feet, whilst providing an excellent fascial release. Balancing Butterfly Pose requires a good deal of core and lower body strength, and will greatly improve balance and flexibility with regular practice.

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Yogapedia explains Balancing Butterfly Pose

Follow these steps to practice Balancing Butterfly Pose:

  1. Squat down with your feet together and heels lifted, resting the fingertips to the floor as you begin to find balance.
  2. Turn your knees and toes out to the sides, keeping the balls and heels of your feet connected.
  3. Engage your core, lengthen through the spine and bring your hands either to your knees or in prayer position at heart centre.

This pose should be held for at least five breaths, but you may stay as long as you are able to maintain stability and balance. To come out of the pose, bring your fingertips to the floor and slowly draw your knees back towards one another.

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