Reclining Bound Angle Pose Benefits

Reclining Bound Angle Pose

Like most restorative yoga poses, Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose) too has its own share of benefits if practiced with honesty and sincerity.

  • Stretches and Expands the inner thighs: The opening of the thighs with the pushing of the knees towards the floor stretches the inner thighs and expands the adductor muscles.
  • Stretches the groin muscles: Along with the stretch at the inner thighs, this yoga pose stretches the groin muscles and keeps it fit.
  • Tightening of the lower abdomen and reducing excess fat: As the groin muscles get stretched, the toning of the lower abdomen leads to reducing excess fat.
  • Expansion of the hips as it flexes: Supta Baddha Konasana works the same way with the hips as it does in Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose). But in Supta Baddha Konasana, the hips are in supine and this needs more flexing. The flexing of the hips here improves the flexibility with deep expansion.
  • Soothes the internal organs: Restorative yoga poses relieve stress in the body by relaxing internal organs. Greater effect of Supta Baddha Konasana can be experienced if the lower back is supported and raised with bolsters and blankets and breathing is in control.
  • A great relaxing meditative pose: When done with full support at the lower back, knees and the head, the chest opens up and practicing heart opening meditation becomes easy and useful.
  • Flexibility of the entire legs: If practiced for longer duration and with perfect alignment, Supta Baddha Konasana improves the flexibility around the knees, inner thighs and the ankles.
  • Relaxes and relieves the symptoms during PMS: This pose if practiced a few days before the moon cycle by women, acts as a great way to soothe and reduce the PMS.
  • Relaxing Pose for Pregnant Women: This pose when done, with full support acts as a great way to relax the body and the mind during pregnancy.
  • Practice to get better sleep for patients with insomnia: Supta Baddha Konasana, if practiced before bedtime, induces good sleep and relaxes the mind for those suffering from insomnia.
  • Stimulates the heart and improves the blood circulation
  • Great way to relax after a miscarriage: This pose is said to be soothing both to the mind and the body after an unfortunate miscarriage. It helps in bringing fresh blood to the reproductive organ and release any discomfort at the lower back and the lower abdomen.
  • Regulates blood pressure.
  • Prevents hernia as the hips and groin become more supple.
  • Relieves lower backache.
  • Relieves varicose veins and sciatica.
  • Reduces the pain caused by haemorrhoids.
  • Relieves indigestion and flatulence.
  • Tones the kidneys and improves poor bladder control.
  • Improves blood circulation in the ovarian region, and is particularly beneficial during puberty and menopause.
  • Alleviates menstrual pain and leukorrhea.
  • Corrects a prolapsed uterus.
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