#MermaidYogis Day 29 Reclined Bound Angle

Ahhhh, we’ve made it! Day 29 of #MermaidYogis is the beautifully restorative reclined bound angle, or supta baddha konasana in sanskrit. This passive hip opener is an awesome way to relax and rest. If you have tight hips, grab two blocks or pillows to place under your knees for support. If you’d like to add a heart opener, you can also use two blocks to add an element of backbending to this pose.

Reclined Bound Angle


Reclined Bound Angle

  1. Lie down. Bring soles of the feet together, and allow your knees to relax out to the sides. If your hips feel tight, bring blocks or pillows beneath the knees for support.
  2. Bring one hand to the belly and one hand to your heart. Close your eyes and relax your face.
  3. Focus on the breath, inviting long slow inhalations and full exhalations through the nose. Consciously slow your heart rate and your respiration.
  4. For the heart opening variation, place one block on it’s shortest side running long ways beneath your chest. Place the other block on it’s middle side beneath the head and neck, so the base of your head rests comfortably upon it. Allow your arms to fall to the sides and breathe deeply.

Have another variation that you love? Go for it! This is the time to decompress however it feels right for you. We are almost done with this month long challenge, and it’s time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your hard work!

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