How To Do Bound Angle Pose + Modifications & Misalignments

Female yoga teacher demonstrating Bound Angle Pose plus cues on how to do this yoga pose.

English name: Bound Angle Pose

Sanskrit name: Baddha Konasana

Sanskrit pronunciation: BAH-dah cone-AHS-ah-nah

Sanskrit meaning: Baddha = bound, Kona = angle

Type of pose: Seated

Level: Beginner

Targets: Hips

How to do this pose:

Female yogi practicing Bound Angle Pose, Baddha Konasana.
Photo: Jenn Russell
  1. From a seated position, bring the soles of your feet together and draw your heels into your groin.
  2. Hold onto your feet and root down through your sit bones.
  3. Draw your navel in and up, and knit your front ribs together.
  4. Sit upright with a straight spine, roll your shoulder blades down and back, and broaden your collarbones.
  5. Keep your neck long and gaze at the horizon in front of you.

Modifications you can try:

  1. Bring your feet farther away from your body.

Misalignments to be mindful of:

  • Knees rising up too far due to lack of hip mobility.
  • Back hunching over.

Heather is a Certified Yoga Teacher the visionary behind The Yogatique, her passion project. She created The Yogatique to help yogis & other growth-oriented individuals discover premium high quality trainings and classes in the yoga & wellness space. Heather is a RYT-200 and a practicing yogi of more than 15 years. She is also a global citizen who has been living abroad for 10 years. Her passions include health & fitness, studying healthspan & longevity, exploring the road less traveled, & SEO. Heather can be reached at, or you can connect with Heather on LinkedIn.


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