Reclining Bound Angle Pose - Supta Baddha Konasana
About Reclining Bound Angle Pose
The reclining bound angle pose is a lying, restorative yoga pose. It can be performed with numerous props that can be used to amplify or decrease the intensity of the supta baddha konasana. This poweful asana has a multitude of health benefits that you can obtain by adding this pose to your daily yoga routine!
Step By Step Instructions
- Spread out your yoga mat and sit down on it. Bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet together so that they touch each other, and bring your feet as close to your groin as possible without causing discomfort to your body.
- If you are incorporating props into your yoga routine, place the yoga blocks underneath your knees. If you do not have blocks, you can alternatively use blankets or pillows so that your knees do not get strained when you lie back.
- You can support your back and head when you lie down by placing blankets along the length of the mat. You can use more than one blanket to ensure that your back and head are adequately supported when you recline.
- Once all the props are in place, slowly lean back and lie down.
- Place your arms at 45 degree angles away from the side of your body with your palms facing the ceiling. Practice deep breathing and close your eyes.
- Hold the posture for 30 seconds to one minute. As you get used to this pose you can also maintain it for up to ten minutes.
The reclining bound angle pose has numerous health benefits!
- Improves the functioning of the heart, kidneys, ovaries, bladder and prostate gland.
- Can help to alleviate stress, menstrual discomfort, symptoms of menopause, and mild depression.
- A great stretch workout for the inner thigh muscles, knees and groin.
- This pose is a great way to relax and allow your central nervous system and mind to unwind.
Things to Remember!
Individuals with groin, knee or lower back injuries should consult their health practitioners before attempting the reclining bound angle pose.