- Externally rotates the hips.
- Stretches the groin, adductors, hamstrings, knees, chest, shoulders and triceps.
- Can help to alleviate upper and lower back pain.
- Relieves stress.
Lie on your back.
Bring the soles of your feet together and let your knees fall open in the shape of a diamond. Bring your arms up overhead and take hold of opposite elbows.
Completely relax into the pose, allowing gravity to open up your hips.
If your hips are tight, you can put cushions under your knees for support.
Hold for 3-5 minutes, breathing in and out through your nose.
- To Release
Bring your hands to your knees and gently lift them back to centre.
- Restorative Reclining Butterfly opens up the hips and improves mobility in the thoracic spine.
- Avoid Reclining Butterfly if you have a hip injury.