asana of the month
Supta Baddha Konasana or Supported Bound Angle Pose
supta = lying down, reclining
baddha = bound
kona = angle
- 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.
- 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.