This powerful yoga pose is also known as Cobbler pose or Butterfly pose. It is seems quite simple to do but remains very effective nonetheless.
Benefits of Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana).
This asana is great to practice to relax and calm down. It is a great pose to prepare for delivery if you are pregnant. Plus, it has plenty of benefits for your health and well-being.
Here are some of the amazing benefits of the Bound Angle pose (Baddha Konasana).
Do not stress if you cannot do the pose completely. If you stick with it and keep practicing, you will progress. With time and discipline, you will be able to do it as intended.
Even in the early stages of the pose, you will still get benefits. Do not hesitate to use props, such as yoga blocks, blankets, towels, cushions, whenever you need to.
Here are the step by step instructions to practice this powerful pose.
- Sit down on your mat.
- Place your legs straight in front of you.
- Keep your back straight.
- Bend your knees.
- Bring your feet towards your pelvis.
- Bring them as close as you can.
- Make the soles of your feet touch.
- Push your feet together.
- Lengthen your spine.
- Drop your knees towards the floor.
- Do not force them to the ground.
- Breathe deeply.
Tips To Practice Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana).
If you suffer from knee, groin or hips injury, you should avoid this pose. Always be mindful of how you feel and use props for extra support when necessary.
If you have sciatica, it is highly recommended to sit on a pillow for more cushioning. It also helps a lot if you have tight hips. Perform the pose slowly if you are new to it.
It is a wonderful posture I recommend to everybody. This pose seems simple but requires lots of flexibility, mobility, focus and discipline.
Practice it often for breathing exercises, meditation and mantras. It is a great way to relax, calm down, find inner peace, balance and harmony.
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