Butterfly Pose

Baddha Konasana

What is Butterfly Pose?

Butterfly pose, or baddha konasana, is also referred to as bound angle or cobbler's pose. From a seated posture, the soles of the feet are brought to touch as the knees relax toward the floor. It's a helpful pose for urinary and women's reproductive health.


  • Sit with your legs stretched in front of you.
  • Exhale and bring the soles of your feet together and toward your pelvis. Lightly grasp the outsides of your feet.
  • Let your knees relax toward the floor.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.


  • No known cautions.

Benefits of Butterfly Pose

  • Opens the hips
  • Relieves urinary disorders
  • Relieves sciatica
  • Promotes female reproductive health
  • Calms the mind

Butterfly Pose Details
Sanskrit Name: Baddha Konasana
Pronunciation: bah-dha ko-NAH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Beginner
Drishti: Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
Pose Type: Binds, Hip Openers, Seated Poses

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