asana of the month

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Supta Baddha Konasana or Supported Bound Angle Pose

(SOUP-tah BAH-dah cone-NAHS-anna)
supta = lying down, reclining
baddha = bound
kona = angle

benefits:

  • stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, and kidneys
  • stimulates the heart and improves general circulation
  • stretches the inner thighs, groins, and knees
  • helps relieve mild depression, anxiety, and fatigue
  • soothes menstrual discomfort and sciatica
  • helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
  • therapeutic for flat feet, high blood pressure, infertility, and asthma
  • consistent practice of this pose until late into pregnancy is said to help ease childbirth.
  • traditional texts say that baddha konasana destroys disease and gets rid of fatigue.

cautions/contraindications:

  • knee injury

to further prepare for sleep, please refer to our previous post where heidi demonstrates a lovely restorative child’s pose and welcome the blissful zzz’s.

namaste!