Yoga Pose Cards
Yoga Pose Cards Print out and use for sequence design or for training purposes.
Yoga posture - Baddha Konasana
Translation: Bound Angle Pose
From a seated position bend the knees towards the chest then open them
out. Use your hands to push the knees down a little more and hold the feet
or big toes.
The lower legs (below the knees) rotate inward. This means that certain
muscles, tendons and ligaments in the knee need to be flexible.
The lower back curves out due to inflexibility in leg and tendon
muscles and in the hips. Try to raise up with the chest and navel. At the
same time turn the hips and tailbone back.
This pose will increase groin flexibility (pectineus, adductor
brevis and adductor longus, the gracilis and adductor magnus). The
shoulders and surrounding area is also stretched away from the spine (rhomboideus
major and a little higher the rhomboiduus minor . Muscles and tendons in
the knee are also stretched and the quadiceps are stretched.