Friday, 4 November 2016

Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Strethes the groin, inner thighs and knees
Stimulates abdominal organs
Improves circulation
Helps to relieve stress and symptoms of mild depression
Helps to relieve menstrual discomfort

*in case of groin or knee injury, pose should be modified with props.  Support knees with blocks or a folded blanket.

From a seated position, bring the soles of the feet together with your heels as close to the pelvis as is comfortably possible, and let your knees drop out to the side. (As you can see, I am very tight in this position - your knees my rest on the floor).  As you exhale lay back, leaning first on your hands, then your forearms, then coming all the way to the mat.  Resist the urge to press the knees down in this pose as that will tighten the groin area rather than soften it.  Instead think about opening and releasing the pelvis and groin.

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