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5 damn good reasons why you must practice the butterfly pose every day

Updated on:7 September 2020, 11:17am IST
Don’t we all know how yoga can tone our body? Well, try the butterfly pose, which makes for perfect yoga for beginners, and reap benefits like never before!
Shreya Gupta
Try the butterfly pose to receive benefits galore! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Aren’t most of us guilty of leading sedentary lives? We spend the entire day sitting before a screen, without even realising that it causes several health issues? If you feel your hips have gone tight and you have a perpetual back ache, it’s time to act! There are several yoga poses that you can try, but if there’s one we swear by, it’s the butterfly pose. It takes the least time to perform, and offers a whole lot of benefits. 

Apart from loosening the muscles in your body, it also promotes blood flow to the reproductive organs. All in all, your ovaries feel healthier, and that means regular periods and enhanced fertility. 

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Without further ado, let’s get down to why you must do the butterfly pose every single day:

1. Relieves stress
Stress has become such an intrinsic part of our lives, but don’t we all need the right way to release it? Practice the butterfly pose regularly, and you’ll see your headaches vanish in no time! It also helps to relieve tension from your neck and head. Try and pay attention to your breathing pattern: it’ll help you calm your mind and reduce anxiety!

2. Beats shoulder tension
This yoga pose eliminates sluggishness and fatigue by releasing stress from your shoulders! Regular practice will benefit your upper body, and improve posture.

3. Benefits reproductive organs
This is a big, big benefit! With the butterfly pose, you can stay rest assured that your reproductive system will stay happy and healthy. This pose stimulates blood flow to all the reproductive organs, which means you don’t have to worry about infertility.

benefits of butterfly pose
You heard it right! butterfly pose benefits tour reproductive system too. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Releases lower back pain
If you frequently suffer from lower back issues, this pose will be your go-to solution! It stretches the lower back without much effort – yes, it’s super simple yet effective. Just make sure your feet are close enough to the groin to receive maximum benefits.

5. Benefits for pregnant women
The butterfly pose is particularly helpful for pregnant women! It drives away abdominal discomfort, every time you stretch the groin area. What’s more, your hips, thighs and pelvic region are exercised, which makes normal delivery much easier. This pose also helps to improve digestion, so those who are troubled by indigestion during their pregnancy know what to do!

benefits of butterfly pose
Practicing butterfly pose can benefit pregnant women in more than one way. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

However, make sure to consult your gynaecologist before making the butterfly pose a part of your exercise routine.

So, when are you trying this ‘wonder pose’? Tell us how it benefited you – we can’t wait to hear your stories!

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.