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Baddha Konasana Pose of the Month

BADDHA KONASANA - A classic pose seated on the floor known as bound angle pose or cobbler’s pose.

Stage 1 Coming into Baddha Konasana

Sit with back erect and legs straight out in front of you, then bend the knees and bring the heels as close as possible to the pelvic floor.

  • Exhale, allow the knees to open out to the sides and bring the soles and heels of the feet into contact with each other.

  • Catch the feet with the hands and again allow the knees and thighs to go down towards the floor.

  • Straighten the spine as best you can and look straight ahead with the eyes relaxed.

Maintain the pose and breath normally for 1-2 minutes.

Exhale and return to the original position.

Stage 2 Opening the hips

Placing your feet on a block helps to further open the hips.

Stage 3 Using the belt to connect with the feet

Stage 3a An open belt under the feet helps to straighten the spine and open the chest, feel this and learn to do with less assistance from the belt to hold the pose from your own actions.

Stage 3b A belt under the feet with straps crossed over helps to reconnect the soles of the feet, again learn to do this without the help of the belt.