Introduction to Supta Baddhakonansana
Building up on the active work done in rolling the thighs out, we continue to one of the most accessible restorative positions: supta baddhakonasana, including the use of simple ‘props’ to support this position. This is one of the essential positions that women should know for reproductive health. Breath studies (progressing to pranayama) are often introduced in supta baddhakonasana.
Level: Beginner, Experienced Beginner
Props required: a yoga strap, a few firm blankets, access to a wall
This session is part of the Short Course Deep Dive into Baddhakonasana and Supta Baddhakonasana: for Physiological and Emotional Benefits (Short Course; Level: Experienced Beginner/ Beginner)
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Each of the seated asana positions (dandasana, virasana, baddhakonasana, padmasana) offers a distinct ‘base’ for sitting. Compare this to how we sit on a chair – the hips and the legs are held in only one position.This wide variety of ‘seats’, has the potential for a wide variety of ‘effects’. Baddhakonasana and supta baddhakonasana hold a special place in asana vocabulary. The baddhakona legs involve an external rotation of the femur (thigh bone).
Supta baddhakonasana is a foundational position for restorative and therapeutic asanas.
This is a beginner-level introduction to baddhakonasana and supta baddhakonasana.