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Yoga Posture of The Month – July – Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle Pose

July 13th, 2017

Yoga Posture Bound Angle


Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle Pose

Great for releasing lower back tension and for easing sciatica, this seated pose is one you can return to again and again and see yourself slowly progressing!


  • Improves flexibility in the lower back
  • Improves flexibility in the hips
  • Gently stretches the insides of the thighs, which helps in many other Yoga poses
  • Takes time to develop the full version of the posture, so be patient!

How to do it

  • Sit on the floor
  • Ensure that your back is upright – you may find it helpful to lean against a wall
  • Stretch your legs straight out in front of you
  • You can place a blanket or yoga block under the back of your pelvis to help raise your hips a little – this will help if your hips or groin area are tight
  • Breathe out, bend your knees, drop your knees outwards and pull your heels toward your pelvis
  • Grasp your ankles with your hands and encourage the soles of your feet to come together
  • Continue to relax your knees out to the sides so that they begin to drop towards the floor
  • Keep pressing the soles of your feet together, maintaining your hold on your ankles
  • Lengthen your breath out and try to allow the muscles on the insides of the legs to release and relax

Things to watch

  • Keep your back as upright as you can
  • Keep your shoulders relaxed
  • Move gently and smoothly
  • Focus on your breathing, extending the breath out as you remain in the posture
  • Think about pressing the outside edges of your feet together as this encourages the sense of opening out the hips and extending the thighs
  • Ease of the posture gently when you have finished
  • Repeat 2 or 3 times

Link to more information: https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/bound-angle-pose

Izzy Ixer

British Wheel of Yoga Dip Yoga Tutor and Coach

You can find out more about Izzy here and about yoga at the Centre here

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