Bound Angle Pose: Highlights & Benefits
For all yoga practitioners, Baddha Konasana is a true gem. The pose is healing and calming for the low back and pelvis. It diminishes sciatic pain and supports a healthy bladder, kidneys and urinary tract. It’s a great one to use for seated meditation or Pranayama, too.
For women, Bound Angle Pose eases menstrual cramps, helps regulate the menstrual cycle, nourishes the ovaries and even prepares the pelvis for childbirth.
For men, Cobbler’s Pose (its other name: derived from the way cobblers in India hold shoes between their feet as they work), relieves pain in the testicles and benefits the prostate.
- Sit with the soles of your feet touching.
- Hold your feet, ankles, or put your hands on the ground behind your hips.
- Sit up tall.
- Breathe into the bowl of your pelvis and note how your pelvic floor dilates on the inhale and contracts gently on the exhale.
I always naturally gravitated away from holding my feet, so it’s nice to know why my body likes that better!