Reclining Bound Angle
How to: Reclining Bound Angle
- Lie down on your back with your legs extended in front of you and allow your feet to gently roll outwards. Place your arms by your sides and turn your palms upwards. This is called Corpse. From Corpse, bend both knees, draw your feet halfway in towards your glutes and place them on the mat. Gently bring the soles of your feet together and use your outer thighs to draw your knees towards the mat. This is called Reclining Bound Angle. Hold this position for the specified amount of time, continuously breathing in and out through your nose.
Modification: Supported reclining bound angle
To perform this variation of the reclining bound angle pose, you will need a Yoga Bolster.
Place the bolster on the back edge of your mat, ensuring that it is centred and parallel with the long edge of the mat. Begin in a seated position in the centre of your mat with your lower back gently pressed up against the end of the bolster. Draw the soles of your feet together in front of you, resting your hands on your ankles. Lengthen your spine to sit up tall and use your outer thighs to draw your knees towards the mat. This is called Bound Angle.
From Bound Angle Pose, slowly lie back onto the bolster and allow your hands to rest on the mat on either side of your body.
Hold this position for the specified amount of time, continuously breathing in and out through your nose.
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