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Supta Konasana
(Reclining Angle Pose)

How to perform Reclining Angle Pose

Start in Halasana or Sarvangasana. Feet go down on the floor behind your head. Walk your feet outwards in opposite directions to capacity.

What is Supta Konasana?

This is a variation of Halasana with the legs spread apart to capacity. It can also be seen as a reversed version of Upavistha Konasana. Your hands are either placed on your back, keeping it from dropping back towards the floor, or are used to take hold of the feet and push them further apart.

The goal is to maximally stretch your hamstrings. This is done in two ways: by pulling your legs apart and by lifting your hips high off the floor.

When to use Supta Konasana?

Supta Konasana is a pose that is typically incorporated towards the end of your practice. It is often paired with Halasana and Karna Pidasana and acts is a perfect way to cool down after performing such variations as Sirsasana and Sarvangasana.

Your lower back is allowed to release tension as it folds ever so slightly in the direction of your head. Meanwhile, your legs get toned through a semi-passive stretch and your abdominal muscles contract, making this pose good for relieving fatigue in the legs and for easing digestive issues, as well as strengthening your core.