Butterfly Stretch

I was talking about this in an email to Crystal today and thought I might take a photo of myself doing it (well, Joe took the photo).

This image is from a site demonstrating the stretch.
Butterfly Stretch Normal

1. Sit with the soles of your feet touching in front of you and your knees out to the sides.
2. Try to move your feet as close to your groin as possible and your knees as close to the ground as possible.
3. Do not overdo this stretch! However, if you need more challenge, try leaning forward, as if to touch your nose to the ground.

This is me doing it.
Butterfly Stretch Me

Apparently my body mistook the “as if to touch your nose to the ground” as “you should touch your nose to the ground“.

I had noticed in gym classes that I usually was the only one who could do this but didn’t really think much of it. Now I know why I can.

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