Published on September 2nd, 2013 | by Catherine Tingey0
RECLINING BOUND ANGLE POSE (Supta Baddha Konasana)
RECLINING BOUND ANGLE POSE
An essential component of a Restorative Practice, Reclining Bound Angle Pose is also a student favorite.
Most often taken with the assistance of yoga PROPS (bolsters, blankets, blocks and a strap), this pose gently opens the heart and softens the belly and internal organs.
Other benefits include calming the mind and nervous system, opening the hips and groin, stimulating the digestive organs and relieving mild symptoms of PMS.
Take your STRAP and make a large loop, big enough to slide over your torso.
Slide the strap down to the lower back, bring the soles of the feet together, and loop the strap around the outside of the balls of the feet.
Keep the feet a comfortable distance from the inner groin.
Let the knees drop out, left and right. Slide a BLOCK under each knee.
Lay back onto the bolster and open the palms to the sky.
WORK IN THE POSE
Release the tailbone under to the pubic bone.
Let the shoulder heads be heavy and drop to the earth.
Relax the jaw and all muscles in the face.
Breathe into the belly.
COMING OUT OF THE POSE
Using the hands, bring the knees together and remove the strap.
Gently roll to the right side, off the bolster.
Pause for 5 breaths.
Press up to SUKHASANA (Easy Pose).