For MEDITATION

Discover your optimum sitting posture
Sit comfortably for longer with the buttafly
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"Travel anywhere" meditation seat

Do you struggle to sit comfortably for yoga and meditation?

Sitting cross-legged on the floor is the position most associated with meditation and many people want to meditate in this position whether or not they have a regular yoga practice or are used to sitting on the floor.

Maybe you use a rectangular yoga block and find yourself perching with the front edge digging into the back of your thighs or perhaps you use a cushion or bolster but still struggle to get comfortable.

Designed by a physical therapist and yoga teacher the Buttafly is shaped to fit your body so that you can sit more comfortably and for longer:

–  The gently sloping upper surface supports the pelvis in a way that makes it easy for you to sit with good posture

–  The unique groove at the back avoids pressure on the tailbone and the base of the spine

–  The indent at the front provides space for the feet

–  Light weight, portable and durable

With the Buttafly let Easy Pose - Sukhasana - be just that!

Which size Buttafly will work best for me?

Buttafly are designed as a meditation seat and have a gently sloping upper surface – the Flat Buttafly is designed as a stacker for when additional height is required.

This video aims to help you choose which one is best for you.

Step-by-step guide to sitting on the Buttafly

To support the stillness desirable for an effective yoga and meditation practice we need to be comfortable – and the better our posture, the more likely we are to be physically at ease and relaxed.

Good posture

When the natural curves of the spine are in place so that the head balances on the body with no tension in the neck or back muscles that we can be said to have good posture. The deeply placed postural muscles will work gently away in the background – so quietly we are not even aware of them. The tummy will be soft, the shoulders relaxed, the tongue and  jaw free of tension and the breath unconscious and unlaboured.

When the body is comfortable, the nervous system relaxes – the ergonomic shape of the Buttafly is designed with your body in mind to help you achieve an ease and comfort not afforded by regular yoga blocks.

1. Sit on the Buttafly with your legs out straight

2. Bend one knee, sliding your foot along the mat; wrap both hands around the shin to gently bring the heel as close as you can towards yor bottom. This locks and protects the knee

3. Slide one hand down to wrap around the ankle and the other to support the outside of the knee as you turn at the hip, bringing the leg into the cross legged position

4. Repeat with the other leg to come into a beautifully aligned sitting pose

5. Breathe into the belly and SMILE!

© TillyLou James is an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist,  a yoga teacher accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga, and designer of the Buttafly

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