Supta Baddha Konasana (SOUP-tah BAH-dah cone-NAHS-anna)
Reclined bound angle is a very therapeutic posture. Known for its calming effect, it’s a front body opener and very beneficial for digestion, relieving stress and combating the effects of prolonged sitting.
To come into the pose, lie on your back with knees bent and the soles of the feet on the floor. Next, allow the knees to fall to the sides so the soles of the feet press together. If there is any tension or strain in the groins or inner thighs, support each knee with a folded blanket or pillow.
Allow the knees to soften, floating closer the floor. Imagine the hips and inner groins rising. Keep the belly and lower back relaxed.
Remain in the pose for one to two minutes. To release the posture, use the hands to bring the thighs to center, then roll over onto one side. Rest for a breath and then bring yourself back to a seated posture.