Try This Classic Hip Opener to Feel Rooted and Connected - Yoga Journal

Try This Classic Hip Opener to Feel Rooted and Connected

These variations of Baddha Konasana, or Cobbler's Pose, will help keep you grounded.
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Baddha Konasana (Cobbler's Pose or Bound Angle Pose) is a classic grounding, anchoring pose. This seemingly simple pose offers a myriad of benefits, including: 

  • Stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, and kidneys
  • Stimulates the heart and improves general circulation
  • Stretches the inner thighs, groins, and knees
  • Helps relieve mild depression, anxiety, and fatigue
  • Soothes menstrual discomfort and sciatica
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
  • Therapeutic for flat feet, high blood pressure, infertility, and asthma
  • Consistent practice of this pose until late into pregnancy is said to help ease childbirth.
  • Traditional texts say that Baddha Konasana destroys disease and gets rid of fatigue.

Here, three ways to adapt the pose to your body and needs:

see also Watch + Learn: Bound Angle Pose

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