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1. Lying on your back, bend the knees and bring the bottoms of the feet together. Bring the feet to the floor with the heels close to the hips. Let the knees open wide apart.
2. Inhale and slide the arms along the floor up over your head. Place the palms together, crossing the thumbs.
3. Breathe and hold for 4-8 breaths.
4. To release: exhale and gently release the arms and legs.
Benefits: Supine bound angle is a simple posture which gently opens the hips and the shoulders.
Contraindications: Recent or chronic injury to the hips or shoulders.
Modifications: Support the knees, low back and/or arms by placing bolsters or blankets underneath.
Variations: A) Rest the arms by your sides, palms facing up. B) Rest the hands on the thighs to encourage the knees to drop towards the floor.