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The Inertia

This pose is called Reclining Butterfly, great for loosening up the body in some key areas. 

Benefits
-Opens up the hips
-Stretches the groin, knees, chest, shoulders and triceps
-Can alleviate upper and lower back pain

Instructions
-Lie on your mat, 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.
-Hold for 3-5 minutes, breathing in and out through your nose.

Modification
-If you have limited rotational hip flexibility, you can put cushions under your knees for support.

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Contraindications
-Avoid this pose if you have a hip injury.

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