BOUND ANGLE YOGA POSE: BADDHA KONASANA (WITH MODIFICATIONS)

BOUND ANGLE YOGA POSE: BADDHA KONASANA (WITH MODIFICATIONS)


– Another yoga posture I
enjoy is bound angle pose. I love it because it allows for opening through not only our hips and legs, but also the front of our body. Please enjoy these next
suggested modifications for bound angle pose as a way to relax deeply, be supportive, and also as an avenue to really experience your
diaphragmatic breathing. Enjoy. Let’s cover some options for how you can do
supine bound angle pose. I like the very, very simple version of laying down on your back, placing your feet together, and then allowing your knees
to fall out to the side. Sometimes for people, this
might be a little bit scary to be in such an open position, so I’ll encourage them putting pillows or their comforter underneath their thigh to kind of control the amount of openness that is occurring through the legs. The next version or modification of this would be to bring the feet closer to me. Some people have trouble kind of reaching towards their ankles,
so you can use a belt or a yoga strap to help with that. So I’m simply taking the strap, looping it over the outside of my foot, over the other outside of my foot, and then bringing or pulling
them towards me, okay. When I pull them towards me, though, I wanna make sure that I’m relaxing my shoulders when I do this. I don’t wanna be pulling
and tight through here. Really, relaxing. Lastly, you can do this pose by simply holding on to
the outsides of your feet or even the outsides of your ankles and relaxing through here. In this pose, we wanna make sure that our shoulders are
relaxed, our neck is relaxed, Find a nice neutral position of our head. Oftentimes I do that by just
shaking my head side to side. And then, once I’m here, I’ll initiate that nice, slow diaphragmatic breathing.