Traditional Insights into Yoga: Envision Your Path with the Baddha Konasana Pose
Traditional Insights into Yoga: Envision Your Path with the Baddha Konasana Pose Mally Paquette
Our first 2020 pose focuses on oneness. To be seated in a bound state of stillness will deliver insight, healing, and expanded consciousness for a new path forward. The Badda Komasana is a classic posture creates and supports hip flexibility and rest. The individual will enter a state of balance through the sacred geometry of the physical body. Baddha translates as “bound” and Kona as “angle.”
A yantra (geometric design to aid a meditative state) is created with this pose. Joining the feet sole to sole creates a triangle, and the arms lengthening downward create a second triangle (see image 1). The two triangles enhance one’s geometric equilibrium, bringing harmony and relaxation to the mind, body, and soul. The feet coming together sole to sole with equal pressure expresses a “namaste,” a mudra of devotion, balancing both hemispheres of the brain.
In Hinduism, the upward and downward triangles represent Shiva and Shakti, the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine; when united, they create the Sri Yantra (see image 2). This sacred formation of the Sri Yantra brings spiritual wealth and dispels negativity.