Yoga for Health - Full Butterfly

The technique of rotation of knees to relieve rheumatoid arthitis

Full Butterfly

Sthithi : Dandasana


  • Bend both the knees , draw the legs along the ground , to bring the soles of the feet to press each other and the heels touch the perineum.
  • Completely relax the inner thigh muscles

Stage I  - Clasping the feet with hands

  • Clasp the feet with the fingers
  • Now gently bounce the knees up and down
  • Try to touch the knees to the ground on the downward stroke with normal breathing
  • Practice 30 to 50 up and down movements
Stage II - Hands on the knees

  • Place the hands on the knees
  • Using the palms , gently push the knees down towards the ground, allowing them to spring up again
  • Normal breathing
  • Repeat 20 to 30 times
  • Straighten the legs and relax.
  • Do not force the movements
  • Try to keep the back , neck and head straight
  • Also keep the trunk steady during the practice.

"This is a collected article from Sri Swami Vivekananda Yoga research Foundation . Simple yoga books are available at the institute. Our sincere thanks to Dr R Nagarathna and Dr H R Nagendra for sharing the details."