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Supta Konasana – Reclining Angle Posture

By Prana Yoga | In All Yoga Postures, Hamstring Stretches, Inversions | on June 4, 2014

Supta-Konasana-Reclining-Angle-Posture

Steps:

  1. Start by placing some blankets on the floor, folded neatly. These folded blankets will support your neck and shoulders.
  2. Lie on your back, with the knees bent and the feel flat on the floor.
  3. Exhale roll the body back being careful of the neck take your legs overhead and spread them wide apart.
  4. Lift the hips up and lengthen the trunk of the body. Tighten your knees and thighs.
  5. You can use you hands to help you adjust the position of the body, opening the shoulders, and pushing the ribs up, raising your back further.
  6. reach your hand out to hold onto your toes, loccking the middle and index fingers around the big toes.
  7. Keep the breaths nice and long
  8. Hold this position for as long as is comfortable slowly increasing the time.
  9. To come back to the starting posture, exhale and slowly roll the spine down.
  10. Alternatively enter into Halasana (Plough Posture)

Modifications:

  1. You may use blankets under the neck and shoulders
  2. Place blocks under the toes if your feet don’t reach the floor

Benefits:

  1. Tones the legs
  2. Improves digestion
  3. Stimulate thyroid gland, helping with metabolic problems
  4. It stretches the spine, the legs, the back, the arms, thighs and calves.
  5. It makes the neck, face and eyes and throat flexible.
  6. Improves your concentration.

Contraindications:

  1. Chronic pain or injuries of the neck, back or the legs.
  2. Whiplash or disc degeneration/herniation.
  3. Menstruation
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