Balancing Bound Angle Pose
Dandayamna baddha konasana
What is Balancing Bound Angle Pose?
Balancing bound angle pose, or dandayamna baddha konasana in Sanskrit, is a seated balancing posture that develops core strength and hip flexibility. From bound angle pose (also called butterfly pose) the practitioner grasps and lifts the feet to balance on the sitz bones.
- Begin in bound angle pose.
- Interlace the fingers around the feet and draw them toward the groin.
- Inhale and lift the feet high, balancing on the sitz bones. Keep the knees bent.
- Lengthen the spine and gaze toward the toes.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Exhale and release.
- Avoid if there is knee injury.
Benefits of Balancing Bound Angle Pose
- Improves balance
- Opens the hips and groin
- Strengthens the core muscles
- Strengthens the back of the body
- Improves balance and mental focus
- Increases self confidence
Balancing Bound Angle Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Dandayamna baddha konasana
- dahn-dah-YAHM-nah bahd-dhah ko-NAH-sah-nah
- Pose Level
- Padayoragre (Tip of the toes)
- Pose Type
- Balancing, Core, Hip Openers, Seated Poses, Strength