In Sanskrit, "Supta" connotes to 'reclining', "baddha" means 'locked' and "Kona" refers to 'angle'. In this posture, the practitioner leans back, hence the name.
- Sit down on the floor and come into Baddha Konasana posture.
- Exhale and taking the support of your hands lean back.
- Rest your elbows and forearms on the ground and continue leaning backwards until the entire back is on the floor.
- Stay in this position for about 5 minutes. Beginners can start with 1 minute.
- Come out of the pose by first bringing both the thighs together and then rolling over to your side.
- 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.