The English translation of the Sanskrit term ‘Bhadra’ is ‘throne’. Bhadrasana means “the posture of the throne”. In other texts, you may find this yoga pose under the name Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose). Baddha means ‘bound’, ‘caught’, ‘held’, and Konasana means ‘angle’. Baddha Konasana is one of the prominent yoga poses mentioned in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
Bound Angle Pose is considered a base pose as bound angle pose variations can be derived from this pose.
Benefits and Contraindications
Stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, and kidneys
Stimulates the heart and improves general circulation
Stretches the inner thighs, groins, and knees
Helps relieve mild depression, anxiety, and fatigue
Soothes menstrual discomfort and sciatica
Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
Therapeutic for flat feet, high blood pressure, infertility, and asthma
Consistent practice of this pose until late into pregnancy is said to help ease childbirth.
Traditional texts say that Baddha Konasana destroys disease and gets rid of fatigue.
Groin or knee injury: Only perform this pose with blanket support under the outer thighs.
Photo poses in different angles
- Sit up on a cushion or a folded blanket to encourage your pelvis to tilt forward
- Seated Butterfly Pose
- Bound Angle Pose Blocks
- Bound Angle Pose Arms Behind
- Bound Angle Pose Feet Thighs Partner
- Inverted Butterfly Pose Twist Variation Aerial
- Bound Angle Pose Forward Bend Hands Feet Aerial
- Womb Staff Pose
- Revolved Butterfly Pose Hand Variation
- Half Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend
- Upward Star Pose Feet Arms Overhead
- Revolved Bound Angle Pose
- Seated Forward Bend Pose
- Head To Knee Pose
- Garland Pose
- Butterfly Pose A
- Butterfly Pose Variation Forward Bend
- Bound Angle Forward Bend