Health and Fitness

Baddha Konasana: Know the method and benefits of doing it

Lifestyle challenges and daily hustle and bustle sometimes increase our difficulties. In such a situation, how to live a healthy life, this is the biggest challenge of today’s era. Apart from this, there are many problems which we have to face only due to change in lifestyle.

So what is the solution to avoid these problems? The solution is to adopt yoga and make a healthy lifestyle a part of your life again. Today the whole world has recognized the wonderful abilities of yoga, because yoga talks about making our body healthy and strong from within.

That is why in this article I will give you information about Baddha Konasana. Yogis believe that with regular practice of this asana, the body can acquire the ability to fight incurable to incurable diseases.

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What is Baddha Konasana?

The name of this asana is derived from the Sanskrit word buddha, which means tied and angle means a particular degree or bend, while asana means position.

Most of you must have seen the cobbler working while sitting in this posture. That’s why this posture is called Cobbler Pose in English. Apart from this, this posture is also called ‘Butterfly Pose’ or Butterfly Pose.

In this posture, both the legs are bent and come near the hips and become the posture of butterfly wings. 

Baddha Konasana

Level : Ordinary

Style: Configuration

Duration: 1 to 5 minutes

Repetition : No

Stretches: On the knees, thighs and lower abdomen

Strengthen: Hips, Lower Back, Lower Abs

Method of doing Baddha Konasana –

Below we are telling the sequence of how to do this asana, by following which you can do this asana correctly-

  • To do this asana, first of all, sit on a yoga mat with both legs straight.
  • To do Baddha Konasana, you can sit with the support of Dandasana.
  • After this, take a breath and bend your left leg towards you.
  • Then after that turn your right leg towards you as well.
  • Join the claws with the toes of both the feet and join the fingers of both the feet together.
  • Now hold both the claws and pull them towards you as much as possible. Take care not to overdo it forcibly.
  • After this, raise both your hands and place them on both the knees.
  • Now press the knees slowly with both hands so that both the knees are kept on the floor and keep in mind that if your knees are not coming to the ground then do not try to do it.
  • With the practice of a few days, there will be flexibility in the feet, due to which then your knees will start coming to the ground.
  • Stay in this posture for 1 to 3 minutes.
  • To come out of this asana, take the breath in, lift both the knees from the floor and slowly open both the legs and straighten them.

Benefits of doing Baddha Konasana-

  • Stimulates the abdominal organs, prostate gland, bladder and kidneys.
  • Stimulates the heart and improves blood circulation.
  • Stretches the thighs, waist and knees.
  • Helps relieve symptoms of anxiety and fatigue.
  • Medically helps in flat feet, high blood pressure, infertility and asthma.
  • Continuous practice of this mudra for a long time during pregnancy facilitates childbirth.
  • May improve infertility in women by improving reproductive health.

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