Baddha Konasana

Baddha Konasana, Bound Angle Pose, or Cobbler Pose is an asana

This asana should be avoided in case of Groin or knee injury. Be careful while bending if you suffer from High blood pressure or any cardiac problems. Baddha Konasana should be avoided by ladies if menstruating or should be performed under guidance of a yoga expert during those days.
Stretches: Knee, Thigh, Groin
Preparatory poses: Vriksasana, Virasana, Supta Padangusthasana
Pose type: Forward bend, Seated, Hip opener
Also known as: Bound angle pose, Cobbler pose
Meaning: Bound Angle Posture

From sitting position with both the legs outstretched forward, hands by the sides, palms resting on the ground, fingers together pointing forward, the legs are hinged at the knees so the soles of the feet meet. The legs are grasped at the ankles and folded more until the heels reach the perineum. The knees remain on the ground, the body erect and the gaze in front. The asana is held before coming back to the starting position. The thighs are stretched with care.