Supta Baddha Konasana – Lying Down Bound Angle Pose by Sue FullerSupta Baddha Konasana - Lying Down Bound Angle Pose

This calming yoga posture will gently open the chest and hips, it also provides a time and space to breathe slowly and completely.

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 Beginners and advanced yoga students. 

Sue Fuller is a leading yoga teacher and writer.  She has created over 60 audio yoga classes for all different levels and requirements, classes are available from www.yoga2hear.co.uk and www.wellbeingworldonline.com