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
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.