‘Baddha’ in Sanskrit means ‘bound’ and ‘kona’ means ‘angle’. This pose is also known as Butterfly Pose and Cobbler’s Pose.
Bound Angle Pose stimulates Root chakra and Sacral chakra. Hence, the pose promotes stability and sense of safety. It promotes creativity and determination. Bound Angle Pose is also effective in making the mind mature.
Other Benefits of Bound Angle Pose
- Strengthens lungs
- Stretches hips
- Stretches the spine
- Improves functions of nervous system
- Stretcjes the thighs and knees
- Sit down on the mat.
- Bend your legs and place the feet against each other. Hold the toes with your hands. Your knees should be on the sides.
- Inhale and sit tall.
- Hold the pose for 20 seconds.
Though the pose strengthens hips and knees, those with severe hip and knee problems should refrain from practicing the pose.