Yoga Pose Cards
Yoga Pose Cards Print out and use for sequence design or for training purposes.
yoga positions - Supta Konasana
Translation: Reclining Angle Pose
You can enter this yoga posture from Halasana.
Bring the knees into the chest rapidly, raising the pelvis and lower back up. Straighten the legs when the lower back begins to rise.
Take the legs slowly down behind the head and place the hands into the lower back for support.
If possible allow the legs to come all the way down to the mat. Take
the sides of the feet and inner heels down if you are really flexible.
Open the legs and grab the feet or the toes. You can also hold the big toe
and stretch it. Try to stretch the big toes in lots of postures. It will improve
the inner energy that runs up the legs and improve Tadasana.
The tops of the feet can be on the mat if you point them but for a deeper back and leg stretch push through the heels.
Create space around the neck for the elements to flow. It is negative if
there is suppression and restricting around the neck.
Neck muscles and ligaments are stretched along with muscles in the shoulders
and legs. One of the benefits of this posture is the gathering of the water
element around the neck. It is apparently good for the thyroid one of the larger endocrine glands.
Notice a slight curve along the spine. This distributes the stretch along
the spine rather than concentrating it on one part. Quite often these days ,in the quest for Tadasana fundamentals in
postures, the spine is straightened as much as possible. This causes tremendous
strain in the neck. It restricts air and blood flow in the
neck. Allow a slight bend to occur in
Halasana and in this yoga posture it is more effective and therapeutic.