Restorative poses give us an opportunity to restore, relax and rejuvenate our bodies, minds and hearts. Supta Baddha Konasana or Reclined Cobbler’s Pose is a wonderful hip and heart opening restorative pose that will re-ignite your creative spark.
To do this pose you will need a bolster and 3 blankets. Begin by placing the bolster vertically on your your mat and sit directly in front of the bolster so your tailbone is brushed up against the short side of the bolster and you are facing the front of your mat. Place the soles of your feet together to find Baddha Konasana (check out my earlier post here)
Place a folded blanket underneath each thigh so your hips can open slowly and you feel supported. Then, lie back on the bolster and place a folded blanket perpendicular to the bolster underneath your head, like a pillow. Feel the back of your head relax into the blanket. Allow your arms to relax down by your sides and let your palms face open. Feel the space across your collarbones and feel your trapezius soften and relax. Notice how your hips are supported by the blankets and allow them to soften into the support of the props. Feel the soles of your feet gently pressing into each other. Breathe deeply here. Remain here for 15-30 breaths.