Supta Baddha Konasana (or supine cobbler's pose) has got to be one of my favourite yoga poses. You can simply come into the pose as shown on the info-graphic above or you can use blocks to support your knees to totally sink into the pose. This is a great pose to do for anyone who has tight hips or legs and it can help if you suffer from low back pain. This pose can benefit everyone and it's one that I love to slot into almost every yoga class, either at the beginning or end of practice.
Focus on the breath while you are in the pose, especially the exhales, on each exhale focus on sinking deeper into the mat so your body feels really heavy. Allow yourself to let something go and your mind to be still.
- A good stretch for the inner thighs
- Increases the range of the external rotation of the hips
- Can help with digestion
- A calming and restorative pose