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7 Benefits of Baddha Konasana and Supta Baddha Konasana

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Bajaj Finserv Health
May 4th, 2022
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Key Takeaways

  • Baddha konasana helps increase blood circulation and relaxes your body
  • Try doing Supta baddha konasana with yoga breathing techniques
  • Supta baddha konasana is one of the best asanas for PCOS!

Baddha konasana is also known as the bound angle pose or the cobbler pose. The word ‘baddha’ in Sanskrit means bound. The meaning of ‘kona’ is split or angle. Baddha konasana is comparatively easy to do and is suitable for everybody to try. But if you want to go for something more relaxing, try the supta baddha konasana or the reclined bound angle pose.

Baddha konasana stretches your inner thighs and groin. This is a really helpful yoga pose to increase the flexibility of your ankles, knees, hips and feet. On the other hand, supta baddha konasana is a restorative yoga pose for body correction and proper sleep. Doing supta baddha konasana benefits you by helping you sleep better. Practicing this yoga pose has a calming effect and results in a relaxed state of mind.

The bound angle pose opens and increases circulation to the pelvic girdle region. Thus, it makes for a great prenatal exercise, and can also help relieve menstrual cramps. Moving your body from side to side while you are in this pose can massage your hip area.

Read on to understand various baddha konasana benefits and supta baddha konasana benefits.

Additional read: 6 Yoga Breathing Techniques

Yoga Techniques

How to do baddha konasana  

  • Begin by sitting down on the mat with your legs stretched out 
  • Make sure you are sitting directly on your sitting bones, rather than behind them  
  • Bend your knees allowing them to fall open to your sides 
  • Put the soles of your feet together, so that they touch facing each other while holding this position 
  • Sit up right with your back straight  
  • Clasp your ankles to help yourself lift your torso straight up  
  • To exit this pose, gently release your feet and stretch them forward 

Note: You can also use a wall to support your back while performing baddha konasana.

Baddha Konasana and Supta Baddha Konasana health benefits

Baddha konasana benefits 

  • Eases symptoms of menopause  
  • Soothes menstrual discomfort and digestive complains  
  • Lengthens your inner thighs and groin  
  • Stimulates and nourishes the internal organs, increasing your blood flow 
  • Improves the quality of blood circulation within the body  
  • Relaxes your body and calms your mind 
  • May help your body function better

Baddha konasana

How to do supta baddha konasana 

  • Begin by lying down on your back on the yoga mat 
  • Relax your body and keep your spine straight 
  • Make sure your shoulders are touching the mat 
  • Once you are completely relaxed, bend your knees and bring your feet together  
  • While doing this, make sure your feet remain on the mat 
  • Slowly bring your heels closer towards your pelvic  
  • Ensure that your hand lie next to your hips with your palms facing the mat  
  • Exhale slowly and contract your abdominal muscles to help your tailbone move closer to your pubic bone 
  • Make sure there is no pain in your lower back as you stretch 
  • Perform this pose slowly to bring stability to your pelvis and spine, as quick movements may cause a sprain 
  • Inhale faster and exhale slowly letting your knees open to stretch your inner thighs and pelvis

Supta baddha konasana benefits 

  • Activates the ovaries and benefits your kidneys, urinary bladder and prostate gland  
  • Helps treat PCOS naturally and is considered one of the best asanas for PCOS [1] 
  • Improves blood circulation and stimulates your heart 
  • Helps you sleep better and even treats insomnia 
  • Gets rid of headaches  
  • Relieves tense muscles  
  • Improves flexibility in the groin region and inner thighs [2] 
  • Helps reduce mild depression, tension or anxieties

Additional read: 9 Effective Ashtanga Yoga Benefits

Now that you are aware of baddha konasana and supta baddha konasna benefits for health, you can try these poses at home. Be sure to avoid them if you have an injury in your knees, hips or groin. Take guidance from experts before trying any other poses for better results. Learn yoga breathing techniques that you can practice with these yoga poses to boost your fitness and mental wellness. Take online doctors’ appointments on Bajaj Finserv Health to understand more about yoga poses and their benefits and start your journey towards better health today!

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