Friday, March 13, 2009

Supported Bound Angle Forward Fold ~ Baddha Konasana

Enjoy Supported Bound Angle Forward Fold

To come into the pose: sit on the floor in Bound Angle pose - soles of the feet together while the knees drop out to each side. Feet can be as close to or as far away from the body as is needed for comfort. Sit on a wedge or a blanket to give a lift to your sit bones. Position blocks or blankets under your knees on each side if needed. Rest the arms and head on a stack of as many bolsters or blankets as you need to be able to forward fold with comfort.

To come out of the pose: gently roll up, push the bolsters away from you, bring the knees together, and roll to one side or to your knees to move to the next pose or to get up.

Sara's note: I offer this pose as an alternative for Supported Child's Pose if a student has had knee surgery or just cannot find comfort in Support Child's or Supported Puppy.