Supta Baddha Konasana –Goddess Pose or Reclining Bound Angle Pose
What is Supta Baddha Konasana – –Goddess Pose?
In Sanskrit ‘Supta’means ‘reclining’, ‘Baddha’ means ‘bound’, ‘Kona’ means ‘ angle’ and ‘asana’ means ‘posture’.
Supta Baddha Konasana Steps
1. First sit on a yoga mat and press the soles of your feet together.
2. Keep your knees bending towards outward direction and your heels as pulled in as close to your body without any strain.
3. Place a blanket under your knees to give support to them.
4. You could place some stiff blankets under your back lengthwise so that your torso and head will have support when you lie down. You could also place a blanket under your head.
5. Lower yourself gently to the yoga mat.
6. Bring your arms to your sides at a 45 degree angle and keep your palms facing upwards direction. Close your eyes and let your breathing be normal.
7. Remain in this pose for a minute and increase the time duration as per your comfort level.
Supta Baddha Konasana Benefits
1. It increases blood circulation to the lower abdomen.
3. It stretches your inner thighs and groin muscles.
4. It opens up the pelvic area.
5. It relaxes your mind and nervous system.
Supta Baddha Konasana Dos and Don’ts
Anyone suffering from knee injury or lower back pain should not perform this asana.
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