YOGA: BUTTERFLY

Updated: Oct 18

DID YOU KNOW - Butterfly Wings Are Transparent?


How can that be? We know butterflies as perhaps the most colorful, vibrant insects around! Well, a butterfly's wings are covered by thousands of tiny scales, and these scales reflect light in different colors. But underneath all of those scales, a butterfly wing is actually formed by layers of chitin—the same protein that makes up an insect's exoskeleton. These layers are so thin you can see right through them. As a butterfly ages, scales fall off the wings, leaving spots of transparency where the chitin layer is exposed.


Come to sitting in an L shape in Staff Pose, with your spine straight and your legs out in front of you. Then bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet together, allowing your knees to fall out to either side. From here, you can wrap your hands around your ankles and gently drop your knees towards the ground (don’t force them, though) to open up your hips and groin. Open your chest and sit up tall.


Stay here or take in a deep inhale, and then on an exhale, slowly lean forwards, keeping your spine straight. Go as far as feels comfortable, ensuring the integrity of your spine.


Stay in the pose for a few breaths or a few minutes, depending on the age and needs of your child. To come out of the pose, bring your knees together then stretch them out in front of you in Staff Pose.

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