6. Bound Angle Pose
Why it works?
The hips are located near the second chakra or the sacral chakra which governs our creativity, sensuality, and emotional body. The hips are usually referred to as emotional junk drawers because they store a lot of uncomfortable emotions.
Bound Angle pose is an excellent hip opening pose that helps to open the hips and release these emotions.
1. Sit with your legs straight out in front of you.
2. Inhale, bend your knees and pull your heels as close to you as comfortable. Then drop your knees on the ground and bring the sole of feet together.
3. Exhale, hold your toes and kneel forward.
4. To come out of the pose, lift your knees off the floor and extend the legs in front of you to return to the starting position.
You can hold the pose anywhere between 1 to 5 minutes.
Do not attempt the pose if you are suffering from knee injury.
In addition to the above mentioned poses, you can try these additional poses that are great for releasing tension and promoting relaxation.
The Warrior Pose
The Goddess Pose
The Pigeon Pose
The Child Pose
The Corpse Pose or Savasana
The Butterfly Pose
Once we start practicing these poses regularly we will be able to clear the energetic blockages and life force or prana will be able to move freely in our body.
However, yoga is a holistic lifestyle that goes beyond performing Asanas. It encompasses mantras, meditation, and self-inquiry. Yoga means “union”, it is a beautiful journey towards the union of body, mind, and spirit. I wish you a beautiful journey ahead!