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Practice Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose) To Relieve Stress & Depression


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Introduction to Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)

  • Meaning: Supta- Reclining, Baddha- Bound, Kona- Angle, Asana-Pose
  • Style: Vinyasa
  • Duration: 1-5 minutes
  • Repetition: none
  • Strengthens: Thigh, knees and groin
  • Preparatory Poses: Baddha Koṇāsana, Virasana, Vriksasana, Supta Padangusthasana
  • Follow-up Pose: Gomukhasana, Lotus Position, Malasana

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose) is a part of Vinyasa yoga, which means practitioner coordinate the movement with the breath to flow from one yoga pose to another.

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Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose) is an incredible yoga practice to relieve stress levels and to cure anxiety. It’s not just a restorative pose but also works as a great hip opener and benefits organs located in the abdomen area.

This yoga pose works magically to relieve the daily stress through enhancing the blood flow in all over the body which makes you feel refreshed and energetic.

The hip stretching posture helps in curbing the access fat around your hip and thighs and it has proven effects on the male and female fertility and reproductive system as it enhances the blood supply towards groin area.

Who Should Do It?

People with a sedentary lifestyle should definitely practice this pose on the daily basis, this Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose) have multiple proved benefits for anyone suffering from modern lifestyle diseases.

If your daily schedule includes prolonged sitting or standing then you should definitely try this pose, it works as an incredible hip opener which leads to reliving from any strain or stiffness in the lower body.

The most common ailments that majority of the people are suffering from are stress, anxiety, insomnia, muscle stiffness, blood pressure and bad posture.

This incredible pose has a capability to cure these entire most common illness single-handedly. We have been listing 16 wonderful benefits through this article so stay tuned with us.

How to do:

  • Lie straight on your back with your legs straight.
  • Step your heels towards your pelvic
  • Exhale and let your thighs fall apart; open up your knees so that the bottoms of your feet touch each other.
  • Carefully pull your heel close towards your pelvic area to experience a good amount of resistance.
  • Stay in the pose for 5 minutes.

Let’s go through the video demonstration of how to perform Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose) properly.

Benefits of Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)

This single yogic pose contains immense benefits within itself. I can guarantee you one thing, its restorative benefits will blow your mind.

1 Activates Organs Located In Abdomen Area:

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose) stimulates ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, pancreas and kidneys for better functioning.

2 Better Blood Flow:

It elevates the blood flow throughout the body, the hip opening posture of Supta Baddha Konasana helps in improving the blood flow through providing proper stretch to the hip joints, thighs and lower back.

3 Relieves Stress And Anxiety:

This pose helps in relieving stress and anxiety through 2 different ways, first: its synchronous breathing technique has a calming effect on the brain, second: better blood flow throughout the body leads to the better supply of nutrients towards brain and other organs.

4 Also Helpful In Curing Mild Depression:

Depression is caused by stress, obesity, thyroid and other medical conditions. Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose) helps in fighting the root cause of depression and makes you feel happy and energetic.

5 Great Hip Opener:

Supta Baddha Konasana is a pose which mainly focused on two things, the better mobility of hip joint and better blood flow. The posture of Supta Baddha Konasana helps in opening up the hip joints hence making them more flexible.

6 Stretches Groin, Thighs And Knees:

If you are someone with 9 hours sitting job then this yoga should be definitely on your ‘to-do’ list. Supta Baddha Konasana helps in stretching the groin area and reliving the tension from stiff thigh and knees.

7 Calm You Down:

Practicing Supta Baddha Konasana has calming effects as like you are on a vacation; I can practically do it for an hour. While performing this pose you are required to release the tension from your body and follow synchronous breathing technique.

8 Better Concentration:

A student practicing this reliving pose has shown favorable effects on their concentration levels, modern day education system has placed the kids under immense pressure and stress. Practicing Supta Baddha Konasana regularly can have proven effects on their academic performance.

9 Better Posture:

Through releasing the stiffness from the lower back, thigh, and hip joints you are promoting yourself for natural and better posture. People these days are losing the body’s natural posture and mobility due to lifestyle changes, but this pose can help you with adopting natural spine posture.

10 Reduces Headache:

With the calming effects of this pose, you can definitely feel the benefits if practiced while having a headache.

11 Elevated Growth hormone:

Stress kills your growth hormones. Practicing Supta Baddha Konasana helps in reducing stress by calming down your body and brain, which leads to secretion of ‘feel happy’ hormone which ultimately leads to secretion of more growth hormones.

12 Beneficial For Men With Enlarged Prostate:

If you are suffering from enlarged prostate then you should definitely try this pose, this pose will stretch your groin area and will release the tension.

13 KickStarts Your Day:

What can be a better idea than kick-starting your day with full of energy, practice early morning Supta Baddha Konasana while your meditation sessions, this will double the impact of your meditation and will make you feel more stress-free and energetic.

14 Menstrual Disorder And Menopause:

Supta Baddha Konasana has shown the positive effects on the menstrual cramps and elevating the mood.

15 Better Digestion:

If you are suffering from indigestion and constipation then try practicing some beneficial yoga poses to keep your digestive track healthy. Practicing yoga like Supta Baddha Konasana, Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand pose), Vajrasana (Thunderbolt pose), Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation) can be very beneficial.

16 Better Sex Life:

Supta Baddha Konasana will relieve stress from your groin area and will help in providing the better blood flow towards reproductive organs. This pose has shown positive effects on male and female reproductive system functioning.


  • Avoid practicing this asana if you are suffering from knee injuries, groin injuries, pain in lower back.
  • Pregnant ladies should perform this asana under expert supervision.
  • Women who just conceived a baby should also restrain them self from this pose until their pelvic region heals.

Beginner’s Tips

If you are a newbie to this pose and straining your thigh and groin is too difficult for you, then add some cushions to support your knees and supporting them against the gravitational pull.