Monday, March 30, 2009

Supported Reclining Bound Angle ~ Supta Baddha Konasana

 Supported Reclining Bound Angle
Enjoy Supported Reclining Bound Angle

Everyone's Favorite Pose

To come into the pose:
Sit on the floor in Bound Angle pose (souls together and drawn in towards the body, knees out to the sides). Fix a belt/strap loosely around your waist, stretch it to the inside of the thighs and then wrap it around the back side of the feet/ankles. Lay back on the floor or on a bolster/pillow pile. Allow your knees to open out to the sides, resting them on bolsters, blocks or blankets for comfort. Draw your feet in closer to the body by tightening the belt as much as is comfortable. Let the arms rest out at your sides, palms facing up. There should be no strain on the shoulders or neck from the arms pulling down towards the floor. Support the arms with blocks, blankets or pillows as needed. Close the eyes and try to keep your attention on watching the breath. Stay as long as you like.

To come out:
Loosen the belt, bring the knees together, roll to one side and sit up slowly.