Baddha Konasana – Shoemaker Pose

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Baddha  means “caught” and kona means “angle.” In   Baddha Konasana  the legs angle inwards with the soles of the feet pressed together. It is the traditional posture of the Indian shoemaker when working. The posture keeps the kidneys, prostate and urinary bladder healthy.

Asana

Technique

  1. Sitting position in Dandasana
  2. Spread your legs with your back straight and your toes pointing up
  3. Bend your knees and bring your feet closer to your body. Wrap your fingers around your toes. Use your hands to bring your feet closer to your body. Pull your knees to the ground. Sit back in  Dandasana

Benefits

  • Stimulates the abdominal organs, ovaries, and prostate glands
  • Tones legs and pelvis
  • Stimulates the heart and improves circulation
  • More flexibility in the hips and ankles

Contraindications

Do not perform this asana if you have the following injuries or ailments:

  • Groin or knee injury: Only perform this pose with the support of a blanket under the outer thighs.

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