Reclining Bound Angle
Supta Baddha Konasana
soop-tah bah-dha ko-NAH-sah-nah
Stretches groins and knees
Stimulates reproductive organs, lowers blood pressure
Relieves stress and anxiety
How to perform reclining bound angle
- Lie on your back. With an exhale bring the soles of your feet to touch and draw them toward your pelvis. Release your knees toward the floor.
- Bring your arms several inches away from your torso, palms facing up.
- Close your eyes. Find stillness.
- Hold the pose and take slow, deep breaths.
- Supporting your knees with your hands, straighten your legs with an exhale.
- Soften belly
- Relax knees but do not push toward floor
- Tuck shoulder blades under
- Draw chin toward chest
Modification: Support your knees on blocks or blankets.
Avoid this pose if you have groin injury.
More yoga poses to discover
Reclining Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the hip openers and supine categories. This asana targets glutes & hip flexors and knees, and also involves spine muscles. Reclining bound angle stimulates reproductive organs, lowers blood pressure; stretches groins and knees and also relieves stress and anxiety. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory – a visual resource for yoga teacher training students as well as practitioners of all levels. Finally, shop our best-selling Yoga Cards products!
Our exercise illustrations represent original artwork registered with and protected by the U.S. Copyright Office. Unauthorized use violators will be prosecuted. More details.