I am currently taking Senior Teacher Mary Obendorfer’s workshop. She gave us a curious “homework” assignment. She she instructs her students to read the NY Times in Baddha Konasana (bound angle pose)…cover to cover! That is a tall order, but she is trying to illustrate that some poses need far more time to stay in than we get an hour to hour and a half class. This is what Baddha Konasana looks like:
- In Baddha Konasana sit on folded blankets and make sure the knees are at least hip level or below.
I haven’t been much of a NY Times fan since William J. Broad has been writing ridiculous articles about the dangers of yoga. So my “modification” to Mary’s homework assignment is to do a blog post in Baddha Konasasna.
I had a surgical procedure on my prostrate about a year ago, and found this pose helpful in my recovery. With over 80% of yoga students being female, it is hard to find good men’s yoga pose sequences. Coupled with Supta Padangusthasana (reclined big toe pose) and Supta Baddha Konasana (reclined bound angle pose), this makes for a great sequence for men’s health.