Restorative Yoga Poses : Restorative Yoga Reclined Bound Angle Pose

Restorative Yoga Poses : Restorative Yoga Reclined Bound Angle Pose


Supta Baddha Konasana is another Bound Angle
Pose. So again, we’re going to use your straps. We’ll begin in Baddha Konasana, connecting
the soles of your feet and with comfort, you want to bring the heels as close to your groin
so that you can continue to lift and lengthen your spine. Here’s we will take your strap,
bring it around your lower back and then inside both legs. Take the side without the buckle
around your feet and it’s important to take the side without the buckle cause you don’t
want the buckle on your skin, it can become uncomfortable. And then we’ll just lock yourself
in. Now, if you pull your strap too tight when you go to recline, what’s going to happen
as you recline is your feet are going to pick up. What we want the strap to do is draw the
heels closer in to your groins as you begin to recline. So if we go ahead and take a look
at Jennifer bringing herself back into the recline position, we can see that the heels
become closer into the groins and the belt is supporting all the work. Then she’ll continue
to open the arms, encouraging the, and to cause the muscles to begin to stretch, opening
the groins, so she’s opening the groins to the knees and she’s creating flexibility in
her knees. Being sure that she supports on her shoulders, never on the neck, on the cervical
verterbraes in the neck. And then she’ll begin to, see if she can’t feel the belly rise with
every inhale and fall with every exhale. See if she can’t feel the lower back expand, rise
and fall. So the breath is going front and back, side to side and top to bottom.