Similar Yang Style Pose
Bound Angle Pose
Kidney, Liver, Spleen
Stretches the hips, inner thighs, and lower back
1. Begin seated in a comfortable position.
2. Bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet toward each other.
3. Let your knees gently fall open to either side. Allow your knees to come
comfortably down towards your mat.
4. Keep your back rounded and reach for your toes, your ankles, your shins, your
mat, or resting on blocks.
5. Allow your head to softly hang in a comfortable position.
- Teaching Cues
- Press firmly and evenly down through your sit bones
- Relax your neck
- Keep your back rounded
- Allow gravity to pull your torso forward and down
- Keep your muscles relaxed
- Your heels do not need to be pulled in toward your pelvis
- The feet can be close into the body or farther away depending on your
Injuries And Modifications
• Students with sciatica or back injuries may want to avoid this pose or practice
mindfully with caution.
• It is recommended that students sit on a bolster or a folded blanket(s) for more
ease and to angle the pelvis better going into the fold.
• For students who have tight hips, they can opt to move their feet further away
from their body. For a more intense yin stretch, the feet would be closer into the
• Students could also use folded blankets, bolsters, or blocks underneath
their knees for support.
• Students with neck problems or neck injuries should avoid pulling their neck
down and instead rest their head on a bolster in their lap.
• Students can opt to place one or two blocks stacked or a bolster in their lap to
support their upper body and head.
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