Baddha Konasana- Bound Angle Pose, Cobbler’s Pose
Baddha Konasana is also called Bound angle pose or Cobbler Pose. Cobblers usually sit in this position typically when they work.
The name comes from two Sanskrit words, baddha and kona. baddha means bound and kona is angle or split. And as usual Asana means a posture or seat.
A step by step guide:
- Sit straight.
- Erect spine and bend your knees by bringing the feet as close as possible.
- Try to touch the soles of feet.
- Interlace the fingers around the toes.
- Keep the back flat, chest open, exhale
- Gently pull your torso forward.
- You can hold the feet tightly with your hands.
- Deeply Inhale.
- Press the thighs and knees downward towards the floor by pressing your elbows on thighs or on knees. Exhale while doing this.
- Maintain your breathing style normally.
- Start flapping like a butterfly by moving your thighs up and down slowly.
- Maintain your breathing in a proper time gap.( 1 to 5 minutes or 20 to 25 breaths )
- Repeat until you feel relax and comfortable.
Benefits of doing this asana:
- Helps for a proper blood circulation.
- Gives advantage for the reproductive system.
- Beneficial for pregnant ladies for easy baby delivery.
- Stimulate the body function.
- Great stress reliever.
- Cures menstruation problems.
- Stimulate the functions of the kidney and bladder
- Improves flexibility in knees, groins and the inner thigh.
- Opens hips and chest and lower back
- Reduce the menstrual discomfort
- Increase the functions of the digestive system.
Precaution and advice:
- Avoid this posture if you have a serious knee Injury.
- Put a blanket under thighs for a support.
- Avoid this during menstruation days.
- Practicing this with an expert is better.
- If you are a Sciatica patient, you should avoid this Yoga or keep a pillow under your seat.