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
Pronunciation: dahn-dah-YAHM-nah bahd-dhah ko-NAH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Intermediate
Drishti: Padayoragre (Tip of the toes)
Pose Type: Balancing, Core, Hip Openers, Seated Poses, Strength

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