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Sitting Long Hours? Try this Yoga Pose for improved blood circulation in legs

Sitting long hours - This yoga pose can help improve blood supply in legs

Too much sitting has been described as a health hazard. There are a number of health concerns linked with sitting long hours. too much sitting (also known as sedentary behavior – which involves very low energy expenditure, such as television viewing and desk-bound work) is adversely associated with health outcomes, including cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers, type 2 diabetes, and premature mortality.

Sitting for prolonged hours can lead to poor circulation throughout the body, especially the legs. There can be symptoms such as tingling or numbness, and prolonged sitting can escalate these symptoms even more. 2.

If your profession requires you to work long hours, you can try this yoga Yoga pose for improved blood circulation in your legs.

Half Butterfly Pose – Ardha Titali Asana

Half Butterfly pose in yoga also known as Ardha Titali Asana is a part of the Pawanmuktasana series 1 ( Antirheumatic group ) mentioned in “Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha” by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

How to do the pose Half Butterfly Pose

Breathing pattern while doing Half Butterfly Pose

Benefits of Half Butterfly Pose

Video tutorial on How to do the Half Butterfly pose


References and Further Reading

  1. Dunstan, D. W., Howard, B., Healy, G. N., & Owen, N. (2012). Too much sitting–a health hazard. Diabetes research and clinical practice97(3), 368-376.
  2. 5 ways sitting is killing your nerves – Neuropathic Therapy Center | Loma Linda University Health. (2018, June 12). Retrieved May 3, 2022, from website:,blood%20flow%20can%20be%20harmful.

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