Bound angle pose (Baddha konasana)
Bound angle pose (Baddha konasana) is also known as cobbler pose. It’s great exercise for your thighs and legs. You may find it difficult in the beginning, because it directly put pressure on your inner thighs and groin. After practicing for few days you will notice difference in your lower body flexibility. Believe on yourself.
- Sit in lotus pose. Open your legs and bring your feet together with knees bent out to the sides.
- Now lock your fingers and hold your feet from toes.
- Inhale and press your hips down. Drop the shoulders down and back, press your chest towards the front.
- Try to press your knees down towards the floor to open your hips.
- Keep your chest open and back flat.
- Exhale and gently pull your torso forward.
- Try to keep your feet close to your inner thighs as much as you can.
- Breath normally and hold the pose for 3-5 breaths.
- After practicing it for few days, you can variate it.For that You can try moving your legs up and down, like a butterfly flies it’s wings up and down. So the pose will name butterfly pose. But if you are practicing it, be ensure that you are able to touch your knees on the floor.
- It is very good hips and chest opener exercise.
- It stimulates the nervous, reproductive and respiratory system.
- It lengthen the spine.
- It tones legs, hips and thighs.
contradiction /precautions :-
- If you have knee or hip injury don’t practice this pose.
- If You have inflammation problem, you should avoid practicing it.
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