Day 5 of #FlexyStretchyYogis
Today we will explore #Baddhakonasana / #cobblerpose /#butterflypose as presented by @fit_yoga_girl
Cobbler Pose (Baddha Konasana)
Improves flexibility and strengthens the groin, knees, and inner thighs.
Stimulates the abdominal organs, specifically those related to the digestive system.
Improves the functioning of the prostate glands and ovaries, bladder, and kidneys by stimulating the organs.
Stimulates the heart muscles.
Opens up the lower back region.
Calms the entire pelvic area.
Step-by Step ✔️Sit on the floor with your legs straight. You can raise your pelvis on a blanket if the groin or hips are tight.
✔️Bring the soles of the feet together towards the pelvis and hold the ankles.
✔️Hold the big toe of each foot with the first finger, second finger, and thumb of each hand. I always say to take the toes as if you want to open a book.
✔️Do not push down on the knees.
✔️Exhale and slowly double up forward, stretching your spine as you do so. Maintain the length of your torso and stretch as far as you can do so without any strain.You can place your elbows on your inner thighs and exert gentle pressure to help them open. ✔️Stay in the pose for a couple of deep breaths.
Avoid the pose if you suffer from a hip or shoulder injury.
Place a yoga blanket under the outer thigh in case of knee or groin discomfort.
Avoid the Cobbler Pose if you have just had a baby. Variations of the Cobbler Pose is the Reclining Bound Angle Pose or simply stay upright in a seated pose and enjoy th egroin stretch.
Check on all the hosts for their variations and tips. @auri_yoga will present day 6 tomorrow evening. 🎄🎅🏼🎁🎄🎅🏼🎁🎄🎅🏼🎁🎄🎅🏼 Your flexy hosts:
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