Supta Baddha Konasana - Reclining Bound Angle Pose
SOOP-tah BAH-duh cone-AHS-uh-nuh.
Supta = reclining.
Baddha = bound.
Kona = angle.
Asana = steady pose or posture.
This calming yoga posture will gently open the chest and hips, it also provides a time and space to breathe slowly and completely.
How to Perform Supta Baddha Konasana
This yoga posture is easy to perform, it should be held to allow the body to gently open. Work to establish a smooth steady flow of breath through the nose. This yoga posture is perfect to perform prior to Savasana as it will help to soothe both body and mind whilst you establish a sound breathing technique.
Lie on your back and bend your knees, allow your knees to fall out to the side whilst bringing the soles of the feet together. Lift the arms up above your head and breathe slowly. If you experience discomfort in the knees or hips it is possible to place cushions or folded towels under the knees. You can also perform this posture with the arms out to the side or alongside your body.
This posture is great for all practitioners although beginners might benefit from a rolled up towel beside each hip to prevent moving to deep into the pose.