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Baddha Samakonasana is an Asanas. It is translated as Bound Equal Angle Pose from Sanskrit. the name of this pose comes from baddha meaning bound, sama meaning same, equal, kona meaning angle, and asana meaning posture or seat.
- Begin in Dandasana / Staff Pose.
- Come into Prasarita Padottanasana / Wide-Legged Forward Bend.
- Slowly open your legs as wide as you can, try to make your legs perpendicular to your pelvis.
- Reach your right arm behind your back and place your palm on your left thigh.
- Bend a little forward and then sit up straight for a few seconds.
- Now reach your left arm behind your back, crossing your right elbow and place your palm on your right thigh.
- Again, bend a little forward and then sit up straight for a few seconds.
- Make sure your arms are tightly locked.
- Close your eyes or gaze at the tip of your nose and stay in this pose for as long as you can.
- Calms the mind.
- Stretches the hamstrings, groins, hips and spine.
- Strengthens the back.
- Stimulates the abdominal organs.
- Recommended for people with sciatic pain and arthritis.
- Anyone suffering from lower back, knee or hip injuries.
- Avoid during pregnancy.