[Pose Of the Week] Balancing Bound Angle Pose (Intermediate)

Improve your balance, strengthen your core, and more with Balancing Bound Angle Pose…

Balancing Bound Angle Pose (Dandayamana Baddha Konasana) is an intermediate variation on Bound Angle Pose which adds an extra challenge to balance and core strength. This pose helps to develop strength in the abdominal muscles, lower back, and core, while improving balance and hip flexibility, and stretching the legs, hips, and groin. It is also thought to improve mental focus and concentration, and increase self-confidence.

To modify the pose, you can practice lifting just one leg at a time, while keeping the other resting on the mat. For an added challenge, try straightening the legs into the air once you are comfortable balancing in the pose.

Those with knee injuries should avoid this pose.

How to Do Balancing Bound Angle Pose:

  • Begin in Bound Angle Pose.
  • Interlace the fingers around the feet and draw them toward the groin.
  • Inhale and lift the feet high, balancing on the sit bones. Keep the knees bent.
  • Lengthen the spine and gaze toward the toes.
  • Breathe deeply for several breaths while holding the pose.
  • Exhale and slowly release the feet back to the floor.
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