Friday, March 28, 2008

Baddha Kona Asana

The Sanskrit word baddha means a bond, chain, caught or restrained. The word pada means foot, and kona means corner or angle therefore this is the restrained-foot-angle posture. The baddha-konasana is one of the few postures that can be practiced comfortably soon after eating.

Stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, and kidneys.
Stimulates the heart and improves general circulation.
Stretches the inner thighs, groins, and knees. Helps relieve mild depression, anxiety, and fatigue. Relieves menstrual discomfort and sciatica also helps relieve the
symptoms of menopause.
Therapeutic for flat feet, high blood pressure, infertility, and asthma.
Consistent practice of Baddha Konasana until late into pregnancy helps
ease childbirth.

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