Sanskrit Name: Supta Baddha Konasana (SOUP-tah BAH-dah cone-NAHS-anna)
Supta = Lying down, Reclining
Baddha = Bound
Kona = Angle
Asana = Pose
Benefits: This pose stimulates the abdominal organs like the ovaries and prostate gland, bladder and kidneys while stimulating the heart and improving overall circulation. It stretches the inner thighs, groins, and knees as well.
Contradictions: If you have a groin or knee injury, only perform this pose with the support of a blanket under the outer thighs.
Know Your Asana: From this pose, you can move into Supta Baddha Konasana sit-ups by framing your hands around your head and listing your head and shoulders while gazing up.
Photo Cred: Emma Newlyn Yoga