#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 33

Baddha Konasana / Bound Angle

 

Benefits:

  • Opens hips, puriformis, gluteus maximus, and groins.
  • Can also be useful for relieving sciatic pain.
  • Great for relieving menstrual discomfort, constipation, and prostate disorders.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Feet are active.
  • Pelvis is in a neutral position.
  • Torso lengthens evenly.
  • Neck and head should reflect the natural curves of the spine.
  • You can bend forward to increase action of the hips. It is okay to round the back as you go forward in the pose.

Common Problems:

  • Most at risk is the knees and low back.
  • Not enough muscle engagement in legs and feet.
  • Pelvis is not balanced.
  • Excessive force on knees.

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