Baddha – Bound
Kona – Angle
If your goal is to open up your hips and feel better than you did minutes ago, you might just have found the best asana (pose) for that purpose. This article will be the Bound angle’s pose tutorial; so sit back, read and enjoy.
What does the Bound angle yoga pose look like?
There is nothing to worry about. I am sure you will be able to master this pose in a matter of minutes! The Bound angle pose is very simple but also very effective. Keep in mind that every single detail you read here must be done and practiced in the same way in order to get the full benefits from this pose. So, wear comfortable gym leggings and let’s dive into this.
Point number 1
- What you need to do first is sit down with your legs straight in front of you.
- If your hips are tight and this basic sitting position feels uncomfortable, raise your pelvis on a blanket.
- Now, as you are exhaling, bend your knees and instantly pull your heels to your pelvis.
- As you have pulled your heels closer, make sure to drop your knees to the sides.
- All that you need to do in the final part of point one is to put your soles on your feet together.
Point number 2
It is important to feel comfortable in this position.
- With that being said, place your heels as close to your pelvis as possible, but not to a point where it hurts.
- Now, hold your two big toes on your feet with your index fingers, thumbs and the middle fingers.
- If you can’t hold your toes on your feet, simply hold both of your ankles.
Point number 3
- Make sure that you sit in a way that your pubis and your tailbone are on the same distance from the floor.
- Your pelvis should be in a neutral position.
- Straighten your front torso and make your shoulder blades firm against your back.
Point number 4
Not just when it comes to this pose, but in every other yoga pose, you should do things naturally and as lightly and slowly as possible. Force won’t cut it with yoga!
- With that being said, you should never push your knees down with force.
- What you can do in order to make your knees go down is simply release the heads of your thigh bones in the same direction.
- You should be in this pose from 2 to 6 minutes.
- Once this time period has passed, you should take a deep breath and return to your original, starting position, with your legs straightened up.
The Final Verdict
And that would be it when it comes to the Bound angle yoga pose. It isn’t hard to master this pose, but it can be hard remembering all of the small details.
Like I have already said, those small details are the essence of this pose. Take your time and burn them into your memory. You will start doing the Bound angle pose with perfection in no time.