Yoga Poses; How to do Supta Baddha Konasana
Supta Baddha Konasana is a deeply relaxing pose which is great to include in a yoga practice for any level
To relax the mind, body and restore the spirit, regular practice of this pose will have great benefits.
You can try doing a simple Baddha Honasana pose to start with if the reclining pose is stretching too much through the groin.
At the end of a long day, try practicing Supta Baddha Konasana, and feel the lift in your spirits.
Watch the video below as Kerri McCubben shares easy to follow instructions on how to do Supta Baddha Konasana;
Some benefits of Supta Baddha Konasana
- Increased energy levels
- Decreased heart rate
- Reduced fatigue
- Relief of panic attacks and anxiety
- Reduced tension and stress
- Lower blood pressure
- Good for conditions like irritable bowel syndrome or PMS
- Provides a great stretch of the groin and inner thigh muscles.
- Begin seated in staff pose with your legs extended in front of you.
- Bend your knees, pressing the soles of your feet together and draw your heals back towards your pelvis.
- Lean backwards and place your elbows on the ground.
- Close your eyes and internalise your thoughts.
- Breath deeply for five long breaths, feeling your chest and ribs expand and your body relax.
- Role to the side and come up into a seated position.
- Relax your belly to allow maximum extension through your spine.
- Breath deeply and naturally throughout
- Centre your mind and focus on relaxing through your entire body.
- Depending on your flexibility, you may find placing a block under each knee helps to keep you relaxed without over stretching the groin.
- Place a small pillow behind your neck for extra comfort.
Learning to listen to your body is an invaluable benefit of regular yoga practice, and a relaxing pose like Supta Baddha Konasana can really help with this. Feel the stillness, and focus your thoughts throughout the pose while continuing to breath deeply to expand the chest.
Once you're comfortable try some more of these 50 beginner yoga poses, for a well rounded yoga practice.