Supta 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