Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose) an easy guide by Lets Yoga

This blog is an easy guide by Lets Yoga about everything you need to know about Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose).

Baddha Konasana also known as Butterfly Pose, Bound Angle Pose, Throne Pose, Cobbler’s Pose and historically called Bhadrasana, is a beginner friendly yoga pose which provides a good basic stretch that almost anyone can do (with or without props).

Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose)
Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose)

Pronunciation & Meaning of Baddha Konasana

To pronounce Baddha-Konasana, try saying (BA-dha ko-NA-AHS-anna)

Baddha Konasana also known as Butterfly Pose, Bound Angle Pose, Throne Pose, Cobbler’s Pose (Cobbler because, this is the typical sitting position of Indian cobbler’s when they work) and historically called Bhadrasana, is a seated yoga asana in hatha yoga style and in modern yoga as hip opener exercise.

Step-By-Step Instructions for Baddha Konasana

How to do Throne Pose

Step 1

Sit with your spine straight and legs in front of your body.

Step 2

Bend your knees and bring your feet towards your pelvis. The soul of your feet should be together (touching one another).

Step 3

Interlock your fingers on to your feet.

Step 4

Try to press your both knee towards the floor as per your flexibility, and feel the stretch on your thighs. Make sure to keep your spine straight.

Step 5

Keep breathing normally while staying in Bound angle pose. Stay in this position for about 1-2 minutes.

Benefits of Butterfly Pose

  • Improves digestion
  • Makes your leg stronger
  • Improves flexibility of inner thighs, groins and your knees
  • Provide relief from menstrual discomfort
  • Improves body posture

Precautions for Butterfly Pose

Baddha Konasana (Throne Pose) should be avoided if you have any knee or groin injuries or have gone through any recent surgery.

If you have any one of these problems then consider consulting a doctor or practice under the supervision of an experienced Yoga teacher.

More Information about Butterfly Pose

Sanskrit Name of the Asana

Baddha Konasana

Asana Level

1

Modifications

While sitting in Bound Angle Pose keeping your spine straight, if your knees are far away from the floor then you can position a block or any other prop under your knees to support them.

Warm-up Asana

Follow-through Asana

Advancement

To deepen the pose, slowly bring your head closer to the floor after sitting in Butterfly Pose comfortably. Make sure to keep your back straight while bringing your head down to avoid back pain. If your head has not completely made to the floor then you can simply use a block or a folded blanket to support your forehead.

Beginner’s Tips

If your hips are not that flexible to keep your back straight while staying in Butterfly Pose, then you should try sitting on a thickly folded blanket or a rolled mat; the goal here is to simply raise your seat by which you will notice a quick improvement in your posture (i.e. straight back) while staying in this pose.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) about Butterfly Pose

How long can I do Butterfly Pose?

You can do Butterfly Pose for about 1-2 minutes for best results.

What does Baddha Konasana means?

Baddha Konasana also known as Butterfly Pose, Bound Angle Pose, Throne Pose, Cobbler’s Pose (Cobbler because, this is the typical sitting position of Indian cobbler’s when they work) and historically called Bhadrasana, is a seated yoga asana in hatha yoga style and in modern yoga as hip opener exercise.

How to pronounce Baddha Konasana?

To pronounce Baddha-Konasana, try saying (BA-dha ko-NA-AHS-anna)

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