Buttafly posture block offers the perfect support for effortless cross-legged sitting with good posture.
Uniquely designed to complement the shape of the body, Buttafly aims to support the pelvis so that the sitting bones take our weight just as nature intended.
The indent at the back avoids all pressure upon the base of the spine so that the whole length of the backbone feels light and free. And the gently sloping upper surface means that the pelvis automatically comes into a neutral position making it easy for you to sit up well with good posture and creating room for a free and easy breath. There is specially designed space for the feet too!
The easier you make it for the body to sit comfortably in cross-legged position, the better. When the body is comfortable, the nervous system relaxes and this has a profound effect on every aspect of our being, releasing tension and re-establishing optimal alignment with little or no perceived effort from yourself.
Sitting on blocks almost higher than you might think you need can really help the body to relax and and open so that with in no time at all you can then sit on a lower support comfortably and with good posture too.
Why is Posture so Important?
A slumped (forward) posture can increase downward pressure on the pelvic floor (learn more about the pelvic floor here) this can impact on symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction including prolapse, bladder or bowel incontinence or pelvic pain.
Correct posture improves ones ability to correctly perform pelvic floor exercises. Your strengthening exercises will be most effective and successful with the correct spinal alignment.
Correct posture promotes deep abdominal muscle activity. Your deep abdominal muscles also play a role in supporting your pelvic organs and promoting bladder and bowel control.
Correct posture enhances diaphragmatic breathing. Diaphragmatic breathing exercises can help to promote appropiate helpful breathing patterns that enhance pelvic floor muscle activity.
Learn more about the Buttafly and the art of sitting.
Buttafly Standard is the same height as a regular rectangular Yoga block – 5cms high at the front edge and is generally more suitable for those with greater flexibility of the hips. The upper surface is gently cushioned for greater comfort. Its gentle curves and the wedge shape also make it a supremely comfortable and versatile prop for restorative postures
Buttafly Tall is 10cms at the front edge, the same height as two regular Yoga blocks stacked together. Generally speaking, it is more comfortable for those who are not quite so flexible in the hips so that in the cross-legged position the knees are much higher than the hips and well away from the floor. The upper surface is gently cushioned for greater comfort.
Buttafly Flat does not have a sloping upper surface and is designed for use in combination underneath either of the other two models to provide additional height. It can also be used as a versatile prop.
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