Baddha Konasana, Butterfly Pose Benefits and Steps

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Baddha konasana, Butterfly Pose Benefits and Steps

In Sanskrit “Baddha” means – Bound, “Kona” means corner and “Asana” means Pose, so it is called as Baddha konasana. The final pose resembles the shape of a butterfly so it is also called as butterfly pose also. Butterfly pose, plays an important role to boost fertility and stimulate the abdominal organs.

Baddha Konsana Steps – Butterfly Exercise

  • Sit straight on the floor with an erect spine. If you feel difficult to sit, you may use pillows or blanket to raise your hips. Breathe normally.
  • While exhaling, bend your knees slowly. Clasp the hands over the feet and place the soles of the feet together as close as possible to your pelvis.
  • Now try to lower the knees towards the floor. You can take help of elbow to press the thigh to bring the knees towards the floor.
  • Breathe normally and start flapping like a butterfly by moving thighs up and down.
  • Repeat this for 3- 5 minutes.

Benefits of Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose)

Precautions for Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose)

  • If suffering from groin or knee problem should not practice baddha konasana.
  • Should not practice during periods.
  • Sciatica patient should not do butterfly pose.
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