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Wellness Wednesday: Bound Angle Yoga Pose

Weekly tips to bring island-inspired wellness into your everyday life from the wellness and spa team at Rosalie Bay Resort. Post written by spa therapist Alma George.

Today’s tip is to add another yoga pose to your practice – the Bound Angle pose (also known as Buddha konasana or the cobbler’s pose).

Incorporating the Bound Angle pose into our exercise regime proves to hold many benefits, including increased legs and hip flexibility, stronger abdominal organs, less back tension and improved circulation.

Bound Angle Yoga Pose, Rosalie Bay Resort, DominicaFor women, there are additional benefits and it is advised to practice daily. The pose can ease menstrual cramps, reduce menopause symptoms and even help ease childbirth if done regularly until late in the pregnancy.

To practice the Bound Angle pose (demonstrated in the photo by a recent guest, Alice from NY):

  • Sit with your legs in front of you
  • Bend one leg at a time and place the soles of your feet together
  • Bring your heels close to your body
  • Push your knees down toward the floor
  • Use your thumbs to open the inner edges of your feet like a book
  • Bring your shoulder blades together and open up your chest
  • Press your fingertips down on the floor behind you
  • Press your lower body toward the earth and lengthen your spine toward the sky
  • Stay in this pose for 1 to 5 minutes

Maintain your yoga regimen or improve your practice while on vacation at our wellness resort by joining our Spa and Wellness staff in the gazebo for our free yoga class. Private instruction is also available.

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