Friday, 23 September 2011

Supta Baddha Konasana - Reclining Bound Angle Pose

In Sanskrit, "Supta" connotes to 'reclining', "baddha" means 'locked' and "Kona" refers to 'angle'. In this posture, the practitioner leans back, hence the name.


  1. Sit down on the floor and come into Baddha Konasana posture.
  2. Exhale and taking the support of your hands lean back.
  3. Rest your elbows and forearms on the ground and continue leaning backwards until the entire back is on the floor.
  4. Stay in this position for about 5 minutes. Beginners can start with 1 minute.
  5. Come out of the pose by first bringing both the thighs together and then rolling over to your side.
Note: Beginners can use bolsters or folded blankets to support the thighs and back.


  • Avoid this pose if you have a knee, hip or shoulder injury.


  • Digestive system starts functioning better.
  • This yoga pose can help women with menstrual disorders and PMS.
  • The pose can relieve stress.
  • Supta Baddha Konasana can help overcome depression.
  • Pregnant women can benefit from this pose.
  • Thighs can get leaner as a result of stretching.


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