Day 1 Baddha Konasana
The Butterfly Pose
Baddha Konasana (BAH-dah cone-AHS-anna)
also known as the Butterfly or Bound Angle Pose, is a seated pose that strengthens and opens the hips and groin while eradicating abdominal discomfort. The consistent practice of this pose can help with childbirth, urinary discomfort, and feelings of pain and heaviness.
During the pose, make sure to maintain a focus on your breathing.
This pose is believed to have origins in the typical sitting positions of the Indian Cobblers, lending to its alternative name, The Cobbler Pose.
Stretches the inner thighs, groins and knees
Stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries, prostate gland and bladder
Helps reduces menstrual symptoms and discomfort
Soothes sciatica pain
Stimulates the heart and improves circulation
Massages your internal organs and improves digestive circulation.
Consistent practice of this pose into late pregnancy is said to help ease childbirth