What is Baddhakonasana (Fixed Angle Pose)
In Sanskrit, baddha means “bound” or“caught” and kona translates as “angle.”
Regular practice of Baddhakonasana increases the flow of blood to the abdomen, pelvis, and back.
It helps to treat arthritis of the knee, hip, and pelvic joints.
Pregnant women will experience less pain during labor and will be free of varicose veins if they hold the pose for a few minutes each day.
Benefits of Baddhakonasana
- Keeps the kidneys and prostate gland healthy
- Helps treat urinary tract disorders
- Reduces sciatic pain
- Prevents hernia
- Relieves heaviness and pain in the testicles, if practiced regularly
- Keeps the ovaries healthy
- Corrects irregular menstruation
- Helps open blocked fallopian tubes and reduces vaginal irritation
- Relieves menstrual pain and checks heavy menstruation
- Stimulates the heart and improves circulation in the pelvic region
- Tones the spine, and the abdominal and pelvic organs
- Alleviates varicose veins
- Reduces leukorrhea
- Practice this asana sitting against a wall if you have asthma, bronchitis, breathlessness, rheumatoid arthritis, heart diseases, or premenstrual stress.
- Make sure that your lower spine does not become concave, as this will strain your waist and hips.