Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana --> Half Bound Lotus Intense Pose

Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana Health Benefits

Half Bound Lotus Intense Pose is a deep hip opener and a good hamstring stretch. It can be challenging even for people who practice yoga consistently, but as most yoga postures this one has modifications and anyone can try one of the versions of the posture. To be able to do this posture you need to have a heightened body awareness and ability to concentrate. 

  • The posture strengthens the legs
  • Relieves stiffness in the hip and knee joints
  • Increased flexibility in hip and knee joints
  • Improves ability to concentrate
  • As it is a forward bend, the internal organs are contracted which improves digestion and elimination process
  • With the arm behind the back, the shoulder joint is exercised increasing circulation to the shoulder joint which then expands the chest  and facilitates respiration