Baddha Padmasana




Baddha Padmasana aka ‘caught angle pose’ or ‘bound lotus pose’ is an advanced version of lotus pose and it is one of the Prana Vashya™ Primary Series finishing postures which releases tension from the lower extremities.


How to get into the position

Starting from Padmasana (a.k.a ‘lotus pose’), keep your feet high on your thighs and close to your groin with your heals facing your own face. Reach your arm behind your back and grasp the lower foot from behind. Now bow forward a little and reach your other arm behind your back and grasp the upper foot from behind to complete the bind. Sit straight and hold this position for five full breaths.


On every inhalation try to straighten your spine. On every exhalation try to bind further.

Repeat the same process with your alternate legs and hands also.


Benefits

Baddha Padmasana:


· improves concentration

· improves flexibility of the joints of the lower limbs

· improves the posture of the spine

· regular practice of this yoga asana is beneficial in Arthritis


Contraindications

Avoid this posture if you have issues with your knees or ankle.


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