Rest and Restore – Day 2 I Wall Butterfly Pose

Day 2 – Wall Butterfly 

Today we have another pose at the wall which offers similar benefits to Legs up the wall from yesterday. In fact, you could sequence the two poses together to create a little before-bed chillout session. To do this come into Legs up the wall pose and stay for your chosen length of time, before carefully bending the knees and taking the soles of the feet together into your wall butterfly. 

Name –  Supta Baddha Konasana

English translation –  Wall butterfly

Benefits – improves flexibility, reduces tension, promotes a sense of calm 

Contraindications – high blood pressure, heart disease, thyroid disorders 

Duration – hold for between 5 slow, deep breaths and up to 10 minutes 

Added bonus – blanket/pillow behind head, strap around feet and hips