Buddha Konasana is a SANSKRIT word, that means Buddha means "bound", Kona means "angle" and asana means "pose". This pose is also called Bound Angle Pose. which means The legs form an angle bound by the hands. and another name is Bhadrasana, which means Throne pose. This pose looks like the Throne pose. and also called Butterfly Asana. Butterfly name is a very popular Yoga asana.
Budhha Konasana performs first and sits properly with your legs stretched out. Keep your torso, head, and neck in a straight line. Bring in your heels as possible to close to your groin. deep breathe in slowly. and breathe out. you press your knees and thighs towards the floor. and your legs up and down similar to a butterfly flapping its wings. and then slowly increase your speed and continues breathing this exercise. When you feel your inner thighs stretching, take deep breaths allowing your muscles to relax a few times. breathe in and breathe out slowly and again start this exercise.
Benefits of Budhha Konasana (Butterfly) yoga:
There are the most important health benefits of the Budhha Konasana (Butterfly) benefits are,
1. Butterfly pose is the best pose for ladies. It is very useful at the time of pregnancy and childbirth.
2. This yoga helps to prevent urinary incontinence in women.
3. It also helps at the time of menopause problems.
4. This yoga helps to tone up kidney problems and prevent inner side health problems.
5. Budhha Konasana helps to decrease stress and anxiety level and help to make strong mental and physical health.
6. Continues practices of this pose stretch the muscles of the thighs and strengthen the flexibility of knees, hips, groin, ankles, and legs in the body.
7. This pose is the best exercise for sciatica and lower back pain.
8. Budhha Konasana is a very useful asana for high blood pressure, asthma, and infertility.
Step by step Baddha Konasana yoga:
1. Sit on the floor with the legs extended erect in front. (Step 1)
2. curve the knee joints and bring the feet nearer to the torso.
3. pull the soles and heels of the feet together and catching the feet nearer the toes, bring the heels near the perineum. The outer sides of both feet should rest on the floor, and the back of the heels should touch the perineum.
4. Widen the thighs and lower the knees until they touch the floor.
5. Intertwine the fingers of the hands, grasp the feet firmly, extend the spine straight and look straight ahead or at the tip of the nose. (Step 2) Keep the pose as long as you can.
6. Put the elbow joints on the thighs and push them down. Breath out, bend forward, rest the head, then the nose and lastly the chin on the floor.( Step 3) Hold this position from half a minute to a minute with normal breathing.
7. Inhale, raise the trunk from the floor and come back to step 5. (Step 1)
8. Then release the feet, straighten the legs and relax.