Baddha konasana Baddha konasana (Bound Angle Pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

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Baddha konasana
The bound angle pose

Baddha konasana is also known as bound angle pose. Its name was derived from the Sanskrit language. So, Baddha konasana is also called the bound angle pose. This pose is great for activating your mooladhar chakra. Muladhara chakra is one of the most essential out of all the 7 chakras. Muladhara chakra is present between the anal outlet and genital organs. Mula- Dhara means foundation. Having a stable foundation is very important. This pose is one of the most underrated poses. Individuals avoid practicing this pose because they consider it as least beneficial for them.
Baddha konasana offers health benefits similar to that of vajarsan. This pose was mentioned in hath yoga pradipika and also in gheranda Samhita. In hath yoga pradipika this pose is considered as the destroyer of diseases. It is one of the four poses in the book. This pose has many hidden benefits. This pose can help a yogi to get rid of fatigue. Baddha konasana is suitable for beginners. Practicing this pose will calm your mind and brings the feeling of groundedness. Individual who is suffering from knee injury knee surgery or any other knee-related problems must avoid practicing this pose.
This posture will help you to meditate better. It will strengthen your hips, thighs, and spine. This pose will provide a good stretch to your hips, thighs, and spine.
Bound Angle Pose provides a stretch to your groin and inner thighs. You can also use this pose to develop flexibility in your hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
Practicing Bound Angle Pose opens the front of your pelvis and promotes circulation in your pelvic floor. For these reasons, this pose is often used as a prenatal exercise and helps relieve menstrual problems.
While performing Bound Angle Pose, make sure your rest your weight on your sitting bones as your drop your knees toward the floor. You should feel a stretch, but no pain, in your knees. If your knees are high up off the floor, do not force them down. Instead, move your feet further away from your groin or place rolled-up blankets under your knees for support. After you come out of Bound Angle Pose, you should shake out your legs to relieve your knees and ankles.
Benefits:
It is very important to learn about the benefits of the pose that you are practicing. It is believed that if you know the benefits of the particular pose you will feel more effective than a person practicing without knowing the benefits. One should gather all the information such as benefits, precautions, and right technique along with the props or modifications that can be used in the whole process to avoid any kind of injury and to attain the maximum benefits out of the pose.

Technique:
It is very important to follow the accurate technique for a pose to avoid any kind of injury. Before practicing the bound angle pose one should learn the proper technique of the pose to avoid any kind of injury. The correct technique needs to be practiced to get the maximum benefits out of it. let’s have a look into the correct technique of the pose to avoid injury. 
Step 1: Sit on the floor with your back straight and your legs stretched out in front of you.
Step 2: Bend your legs and place the soles of your feet together.
Step 3: Clasp your feet or ankles and then move your heels toward your groin as far as is comfortable for you.
Step 4: Exhale as you allow your knees to drop toward the floor.
Step 5: Relax your shoulders and arms.
Step 6: Press your sitting bones into the floor and point the crown of your head toward the ceiling to lengthen your spine. Visualize your knees opening like the wings of a butterfly.
Step 6: Hold the pose for 30 seconds to 2 minutes and then return to the staff pose.
Precautions:
Everybody reacts differently to a particular pose. Hence an individual needs to practice the pose according to their body type. They must read all the precautions before practicing the pose. An individual needs to learn all the precautions before practicing any of the poses to ensure safety and avoid injury. Props and modifications:
Everybody reacts differently to the same pose. It depends on the individual’s body about how they will react to a particular posture. so if you are among the people who aren’t flexible enough or new to yoga, it becomes essential to practice the pose by using some props and modification.