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Yoga Asanas For Stress Relief - Baddhakonasana - Fixed Angle Pose

     








    In Sanskrit, baddha means "fixed" or "bound," while kona signifies "angle." This variation is easier and more comfortable than the traditional position because of the props. 



    The knees are bent and the feet are linked to create a fixed angle in this seated asana. 

    This asana helps to alleviate stiffness in the hips, groin, and hamstring muscles when practiced regularly. 



    PROPS - A BOLSTER AND TWO WOODEN BLOCKS 




    • The bolster under the buttocks raises the abdomen and relaxes the groin, making it easier to lower the knees. 
    • Hip stiffness may be relieved by placing a block under each knee. 



    BENEFITS:


    • Tones the spine, as well as the stomach and pelvic organs 

    • Prevents hernia 

    • Alleviates sciatica and varicose veins

    • Reduces menstrual discomfort, irregular periods, and leukorrhoea 



    PRECAUTIONS: 


    • If you have asthma, bronchitis, dyspnea, rheumatoid arthritis, heart problems, or premenstrual stress, practice this asana against a wall. 
    • Make sure your lower spine is not concave, since this will put pressure on your waist and hips. 



    INSTRUCTIONS:



    1.Relax and take a deep breath. 


    • Sit on a bolster with your face at right angles to your body. 
    • On either side of your hips, place a brick. 
    • Take a seat in Dandasana. 
    • Join the soles of your feet by bending your knees. 
    • Bring your heels up against the bolster. 
    • Beginners may find it more convenient to utilize a bolster parallel to their hips. 



    2 Remove your knees from each other and slowly drop them onto the blocks. 


    • Press your fingers to the bolster with your hands behind your back. 
    • Draw your abdomen in and open your chest. 
    • Hold the position for one minute at first. 
    • Increase the length of the asana to 5 minutes gradually.






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