BOUND ANGLE POSE
Sanskrit Name – Baddha Konasana
Sanskrit Name Meaning – Baddha – Bound, Kona - Angle, Asana - Pose
Type of Asana – Seated Yoga Pose
Target Areas – Hips, Legs and Chest
WHAT IS BOUND ANGLE POSE (BADDHA KONASANA)?
Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana) is a hip opening seated yoga pose that stretches your hip flexors whilst improving your overall posture.
DO NOT PRACTICE BOUND ANGLE POSE (BADDHA KONASANA) IF:
You have a groin or knee injury
You’ve had surgery recently
BENEFITS OF BOUND ANGLE POSE (BADDHA KONASANA)
Helps relieve menstrual discomfort and symptoms of the menopause
Helps relieve feelings of anxiety, stress and fatigue
Stretches your hamstrings and hip flexors
Helps relieve gastrointestinal disorders and increases blood flow to your digestive system
HOW TO PRACTICE BOUND ANGLE POSE (BADDHA KONASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
Start in Staff Pose (Dandasana). Allow your feet to fall to a 45 degree angle and then pull your legs into your body and touch the soles of your feet together. Bring your heels in as close to your pelvis as you comfortably can. Grasp the big toe of each foot with your thumb, index and middle finger or hold onto the outer edge of your ankles with both hands.
Sit with your back straight in a neutral position. Allow your thigh bones to fall to the ground your knees will follow.
Stay in this asana for as long as you feel comfortable.
BOUND ANGLE POSE (BADDHA KONASANA) VARIATION – LAY DOWN
Lay down flat on your back and bring your heels into your pelvis and touch the soles of your feet together. Supine Bound Angle Pose is a hip opening restorative posture that's great for your circulation.