What is Supta Baddhakonasana (Reclining fixed angle Yoga pose)
The Sanskrit word supta means “reclining,” baddha means “fixed,” while kona
translates as “angle.”
This is a very restful asana that can be practiced even by those who have had bypass surgery.
It gently massages the heart and helps open blocked arteries.
The pose also improves blood circulation in the abdomen, massaging and toning the abdominal organs.
Benefits of Supta Baddhakonasana
- Regulates blood pressure
- Prevents hernia as the hips and groin become more supple
- Relieves lower backaches
- 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
- Corrects a prolapsed uterus
Here is the video to help you with the instructions on how to do Supta Baddhakonasana
How to do Supta Baddhakonasana
Here are the step wise instructions
- Practice Baddha Konasana.
- Now, after Exhalation, lean on your hands and lower your back torso toward the floor.
- When you are leaning back on your forearms, with the help of your hands, spread the back of your pelvis and release your lower back and upper buttocks through your tailbone.
- Now, Draw your torso to the floor,
- Do not forget to support your head and neck on a blanket roll or bolster when required.
Contraindications and Cautions
- If you feel any strain while getting into the pose, use two bolsters instead of one.
- if you feel strain in the region of the groin, place a folded towel or blanket on both blocks placed below the knees.