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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