Hey there, friend! Ready to give those hips a little love? Let me introduce you to the Bound Angle Pose. Some folks call it the cobbler’s pose (yeah, like the shoe-fixing dude). It’s a super-friendly beginner pose, and you’ll be chilling in it for about 5 minutes.
What’s it good for? Well, this pose is like a mini spa session for your body. It’s magic for blood circulation, eases that pesky menstrual pain, menopause symptoms, and helps with things like high blood pressure, asthma, and even the blues. Got knee or groin injuries? Maybe skip this one for today.
How to Get into Bound Angle Pose:
- Starting Point: Remember the staff position? Start there.
- Knee Bend and Feet Time: Take a deep breath out, bend those knees, and slide your heels close to you. Like you’re calling them home.
- Hello, Feet: Hold onto your feet, press their soles together like they’re having a little heart-to-heart chat. Your knees? They’re going to drop to the sides like the pages of an open book.
- Position Check: Make sure you’re sitting like a royal – that means your tailbone and the front part are both equally distant from the floor.
- Stretch and Open: Think tall thoughts. Lengthen that torso, push the chest forward, and relax those shoulders. Feel your thighs wanting to kiss the ground. Let ’em.
- Chillin’ Time: Stay in this cozy cocoon for up to 5 minutes. Breathe. Relax. Enjoy.
- And We’re Back: When you’re ready to wrap up, inhale and bring those knees together like they’re giving each other a little hug. Straighten those legs back out to the start.
There you have it! Bound Angle Pose: your hips will thank you, and you’ll feel more open and relaxed in no time. Enjoy your practice! 🧘♀️🌼