Butterfly Pose

Butterfly Pose might remind you of childhood gymnastics classes, but it's an amazing stretch for adults — especially those who sit at a desk all day. This posture helps you focus on your breath, bring your attention inward, and stretch out a tight lower back. Instead of rounding your back and slouching over your feet, lean into this pose with your chest, and only round your back when you can't go any further.

  • From Mountain Pose, sit down on your bottom and bring your feet together.
  • Using your hands, open your feet up like a book, pressing your knees toward the floor with your elbows. If you want more of a stretch, extend your arms out in front of you.
  • Stay here for 10 breaths.

Source: Louisa Larson Photography

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