SUPTHA BADDHAKONASANA POSTURE

The word “baddha” is derived from Sanskrit word meaning “reclining”, “baddha” meaning from “bound”, “kona” meaning “angle” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
•Sit with your legs straight, spine straight and your hands beside your body.
•Adopt namaskara mudra with your feet, get your feet closer to your hips.
•Slowly lean back, drop your elbows on the mat.
•Bend back drop your hips, upper back and head on the mat, your hands beside your body with your elbows straight.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Now slowly bend your elbows lift your hips up, stretch your legs, lay them straight and relax.
BENEFITS:
•It helps in relaxing the abdominal muscles.
•It helps in lowering blood pressure.
•It helps in relieving stress.
•It helps in increasing overall energy levels.
•It helps in reducing muscle tension.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
•Knee injury, Lower back injury, Shoulder injury, Hip injury.
DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT