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Baddha Konasana Yoga Poses Steps and benefits

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Baddha Konasana Yoga: Baddha Konasana refers to that yogic posture where the practitioner’s body will be locked up in a typical angle.

The Sanskrit term ‘Baddha’ means ‘locked up’ while ‘Kona’ points to an ‘angle’.

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Methodology of Baddha Konasana Yoga

  • You will proceed to the Baddha Konasana posture from Bhadrasana.
  • As you clasp your toes and the foreparts of the feet with your fingerlock, sit erect.
  • Your back and head will have to remain straight.
  • The feet are firmly placed on their outer edges on the floor.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Gradually bend forwards even as you place the elbows on your thighs.
  • Gently press down the elbows.
  • Deeply inhale within 10 seconds and exhale within 15 seconds.
  • This asana has to be completed as you exhale.
  • While exhaling draw in your abdomen.
  • Gently bend forward the trunk and pelvis from the posterior bones.
  • There shouldn’t be any jerks. The movements must be flowing into one another.
  • Simultaneously lower your elbows beyond our shin.
  • Bend forward to the optimum level.
  • Gently place your forehead on the ground.
  • The head will be placed just in front of your feet.
  • But do not rise from your seat while doing this posture.
  • Firmly place your elbows and forearms on the ground.
  • The elbows must be in one line.
  • Remain in this position for about five seconds; gradually increase the time to 10 seconds.
  • Actually you should stay put in this position as long as you can hold out your breath.
  • Slowly inhale even as you release the feet.
  • Straighten your arms;
  • Stretch out your legs raise your head and trunk together;
  • Now return to the starting position.
  • Again assume the sitting erect position.
  • Relax till you resume your breathing rhythm.
  • Do this strenuous exercise just twice.

Advantages of Baddha Konasana Yoga

  • Excess thigh flab gets reduced.
  • The pelvis and abdomen muscles get toned up.
  • There is a proper distribution of the weight of the flexed knees.
  • The adductor muscles along the inner thighs gets toned up.
  • Tension is released from the spinal coccygeal and sacral regions.
  • Stiff joints of the ankle, hips and knees are provided elasticity.
  • The urogenital muscles and ligaments obtain supply of fresh oxygenated blood.

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