Reclining Hip Opener – Supta Baddha Konasana

How to do

– Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet placed on the floor hip width apart
– Cross your left ankle onto your right thigh, near your knee
– Clasp both hands around and behind your right thigh
– Pull your left thigh towards your chest
– Repeat on the other side

Benefits

– Stretches the hip (especially rotator muscles)
– Relieves tension from upper and lower back
– Tones arms and front of thighs (quadriceps)
– May help relieve sciatic pain

Contraindications

– Recent or chronic injury to ankles, knees, hips, back or shoulders

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