Benefits of the Supported Reclined Bound Angle

  • Great for hip opening
  • Helps baby engage in the pelvis.
  • Stretches groin and psoas muscles.
  • A nice alternative for savasana.

Be Aware of the following:

  • Avoid if past 34 weeks AND you have a breech baby.
  • May not be accesible if suffering from pubic symphysis.
  • Avoid if you have a hernia or notice an excessive separation of the stomach muscles

How to do the Supported Reclined Bound Angle

  1. Place a bolster, or sturdy pillow length wise along your mat.
  2.  Take a folded blanket and place it on top of the bolster, creating a gradual incline. Place as many blankets as you need to make the angle comfortable for you.
  3. Find a supported seat with both sit bones rooted at the base of the bolster.
  4. Bring the soles of your feet together, allowing the knees to softly open.
  5. Recline onto the bolster and blankets.
  6. Rest your arms to the sides, palms facing up.
  7. If needed, you can also support your hips with blocks under the knees.
  8. You want to be completely supported and comfortable, stay for 10 breaths. If you want to stay longer make sure you support your knees with blankets or blocks.

The most important thing about any prenatal exercise is that you listen to your body and only do the poses that feel good! You should never have any pain or discomfort while doing any of the following poses so move into them slowly and pay attention to how they feel, if they don’t feel good, don’t do them.

This post is part of a series of posts outlining the benefits, and instructions for Prenatal Yoga Poses. To see the entire series, click the following link: Prenatal Yoga Poses

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