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Baddha Padmasan or Bounded Lotus pose - Steps and Benefits

Baddha Padmasan is an advance step of Padmasan, in which basic asana is Padmasan and we have to do some more steps sitting over Padmasan. In Sanskrit language, Baddha means bounded and Padmasan means Lotus pose. This pose have some additional benefits than Padmasan as we do some additional steps after sitting over the Padmasan. We are going to learn Steps and Benefits of Baddha Padmasan.

Steps of Baddha Padmasan (Bounded Lotus pose) -

Step 1 (Padmasan) –
Sit down on the floor and relax. Make your body feel comfortable.
Now, stretch your legs out in front and keep your back (bone) straight and erect.
Bend right knee and place it on your left thigh, then bend your left knee and keep it on your right thigh.
Keep your head straight and your spine erect.
Keep your breathing simple and normal.
Now, repeat the same process for another leg on top i.e. First bend you left knee and then right.

Step 2 (Baddha Padmasan)
Now, cross your hands in your back in such an order that your left hand will go to the right side and right hand to the left.
Then, try to touch and grab your right toe with left hand and left toe with right hand.
Keep your back and neck straight to get a proper stretch to your body.
This is a  complete Baddha Padmasan (Bounded Lotus pose).
Do the same steps by changing the position of legs (Ref. Padmasan). This asana can done while doing Padmasan as it is a next step of Padmasan. So, Padmasan’s time can be included in this asana.

Precautions to take before doing Baddha Padmasan (Bounded Lotus pose) -

Do this asana with an empty stomach. Don’t eat anything, 3-4 hours before doing this asana.
Don’t do it forcefully. Do it, till you fill comfortable otherwise it will harm you.
Take doctors advice before starting to do this asana.
It looks easy, but it’s not that easy. Beginner should do this asana after successfully doing Padmasan.
Success on Ardh Padmasan will not be useful to do this asana. If you try to do Baddha Padmasan over Ardh Padmasan (Half Lotus Position), it might be painful and harmful.

Beginner – 5-6 seconds and 1 repetition (increase time by 2-3 seconds every week).
Intermediate – 10-15 seconds and 2 repetitions (increase time by 2-3 seconds every week).
Regular – 3-4 minutes and one repetition.

Benefits of Baddha Padmasan (Bounded Lotus pose) -

It gives you all the benefits of Padmasan.
Additionally, it gives stretch to your shoulders, arms, back muscles and backbone and strengthen all the mentioned organs and muscles.
When you keep your backbone straight and erect, it increases a blood flow in back muscles which ultimately cause to good health of back muscles.
Removes all possible diseases related to digestion.

In the above article, we have  learnt Steps and Benefits of Baddha Padmasan. This is a real secret of good health that do keep practising it daily and it will give you better result as a good health.

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