Reclining Bound Angle Pose - Supta Baddha Konasana
Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose) name comes from the Sanskrit words ‘supta’=’reclined’, ‘baddha’= ‘bound’, ‘kona’ = ‘angle’ or ‘split’ and ‘asana’=’posture’. This pose comes under the category of restorative yoga poses, where while practicing yoga practitioner is more conscious of the body in order to renew energy and calm the nervous system. Generally, this pose concludes a yoga session to end in a beautifully relaxing way to gain control over the body and the mind. The supine position gives rest to the back and the hips and hence this pose is a must as part of every yoga session. Most relaxing yoga poses look easy but they require tremendous effort to bring the mind to focus on the body while the body is relaxed. This only comes through practice.
Reclining Bound Angle Pose is considered a base pose as reclining bound angle pose variations can be derived from this pose. Reclining Bound Angle Pose helps boost energy in the body and hence can be included in flow yoga sequences.
- Difficulty: Beginners
- By Type: Flexibility Yoga Poses, Hip Opening Yoga Poses, Restorative Yoga Poses
- Body Position: Supine Yoga Poses
- By Benefit: Yoga Poses For Anxiety And Panic Attack, Yoga Poses For Periods, Yoga Poses For Sleep, Yoga Poses For Stress Relief
Benefits and Contraindications
Stimulates abdominal organs like the ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, and kidneys
Stimulates the heart and improves general circulation
Stretches the inner thighs, groins, and knees
Helps relieve the symptoms of stress, mild depression, menstruation and menopause
Low back pathologies (if supine positioning creates pain)
Knee, hip, or groin injury.
Photo poses in different angles
Modifications And Props For Beginners
Blocks, blankets, and bolsters are a wonderful way to support yourself in this pose. A bolster under the back, blocks or blankets under the outer knees or thighs, and/or a blanket beneath the head can feel divine and be deeply restorative.
Take your arms as wide as you need — the more space you create between the arms and the body, the more you widen the shoulder blades and allow the back of the body to relax.
Most of us have a tendency to be tight in the hips and groin from sitting at a desk all day. Rather than resisting the discomfort, inhale and send your breath and your patience even into the most inflexible parts of yourself—they need love too!
Letting go of tension in one area of the body can sometimes indirectly send tension elsewhere. As you remain in this pose, remember to keep the jaw relaxed, the breath steady, and the heart and mind open.
Frequently Asked Questions
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