Ardha Baddha Konasana – Half Bound Angle Pose, How to do, Benefits


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Ardha Baddha Konasana is the foundation pose for another asana named Upavishta Konasana i.e. Seated Straddle Pose and Baddha Konasana Uttanasana – bound angle forward bend. This asana prepares you for a forward bend while gradually opening up your hips and the hamstring muscles.

Meaning –

  • Ardha – half
  • Baddha – bound
  • Kona – angle
  • Asana – pose

Baddha Konasana i.e. bound angle pose is also called as butterfly pose. Ardha Baddha Konasana pose looks like half of this pose and hence is also known as half butterfly pose variant forward bend. It is a sitting posture and includes forward bend and stretch
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Preparation for Ardha Baddha Konasana

Ardha Baddha Konasana is a pose which includes forward bending in sitting posture. It also involves stretching of muscles of hips, thighs, lower back and…

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