Supta Baddha Konasana Yoga Pose

About Supta Baddha Konasana

Supta Baddha Konasana is a reclining, restorative asana that requires flexibility in the hips and the legs, particularly the muscles of the inner thighs and groin. The name is derived from the Sanskrit supta, meaning “reclining,” baddha, meaning “bound,” kona, meaning “angle,” and asana, meaning “pose” or “posture.”

It is known in English as reclining bound angle pose or reclining goddess pose.

Regulates blood pressure. Prevents hernia as the hips and groin become more Supple. Relieves lower backache. Relieves varicose veins and sciatica. Reduces the pain caused by hemorrhoids. Relieves indigestion and flatulence. Tones the kidneys and improves poor bladder control. Improves blood circulation in the ovarian region, and is particularly beneficial during puberty and menopause. Alleviates menstrual pain and leukorrhea.

  • Come to lie on your back.
  • Bend your knees, keeping the soles of your feet on the floor.
  • Open your knees out to either side, bringing the soles of your feet together. The legs will be in the same position as they are in Cobbler’s Pose (Baddha Konasana).
  • Your arms can be in any comfortable position—out in a T shape, overhead, relaxed by your sides or resting on your thighs are some options.
  • Stay here several minutes as gravity works to deepen your stretch. Breathe naturally throughout the pose.
  • To come out, reach down and help your knees come back together. Then roll over to one side and use your hands to support you as you sit up.