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. 

 

PHYSICAL BENEFITS:

  • Stretches the inner thighs, groins and knees

  • Stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries, prostate gland and bladder

  • Helps reduces menstrual symptoms and discomfort

  • Soothes sciatica pain

 

ENERGETIC BENEFITS:

  • 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

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