Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana) is an excellent restorative pose. The name of this yoga posture is very much similar to name of goddess. It is also popular as butterfly pose and cobbler’s pose. This asana is a blessing for women and excellent for reproductive organs, thighs, and hips. It helps in stretching knees and inner thighs. It stimulates various body organs like abdomen, bladder, kidney, prostate gland and ovaries. It opens up pelvic organs and very good for pregnant ladies. You are advised to consult before continuing Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana) if you are pregnant. Keep some pillow or towel below your knees and spine if you are feeling uncomfortable. In case, you have hip or neck injury, you should avoid Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana).
Step by step guide to Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)
- Take a yoga mat and sit on floor by keeping your soles together. Keep your knees bending outwards and your body should be stress free. Support your back and knees with stuffed blanket for more comfort. It would be great if you are using stuffed blanket behind your head during lying position. According to your body structure, you should decide how many blankets are necessary.
- Gently lower yourself to the yoga mat. Keep your arms facing outwards at 45 degree angle and your arms should face upwards. Keep your eyes closed and inhale deeply. Try to hold the same position for up to 60 seconds. After regular practice you may increase the time up to ten minutes.