Yoga Pose of the Week: Reclined Cobblers

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Reclined cobblers pose  

Supta Baddha Konasana

By Elizabeth Vanderpool

Photo by Mark Vanderpool

Supta Baddha Konasana is known as a “restorative pose.” In yoga, these poses are known to soothe the nervous system. Reclined Cobblers pose also stretches the inner thigh muscles and releases the low back and hips.  It is often used in yoga practices to neutralize the back after backbends and inversions.

Yoga-Supta Baddha KonasanaTo take Supta Baddha Konasana, lie on your back and bring the soles of your feet together.  Drop your knees open at your sides.  Your feet should be about two feet from your groin.  Tuck your tailbone, slightly, and allow your spine to lengthen, taking some of the arch out of your low back.  Bring your shoulder blades onto your back and allow your arms to fall open at yours sides with your palms facing up.  Close your eyes and release any tension in your belly, shoulders and neck. Take 10 to 20 deep breaths.

To bring more ease to this pose, place a block or a blanket underneath your knees or thighs.

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