“Active” Cobbler’s Pose variation (Supta Baddha Konasana in Sanskrit) is an excellent pose to help stretch the psoas at the lowest attachment, open up the groins and soften the connective tissue in and around the pelvis (including the reproductive organs). It also helps to “neutralize” the lower back and hips (i.e., creates more of a balanced action/space, releases tension) because it is a symmetrical pose.
The “active” portion comes from creating resistance by simultaneously and gently pulling your feet towards you as you are moving your knees away from you.
This is another great pose that may be done during the Two-Week Wait (2ww)/2nd two weeks of the cycle – you can even do this one in the comfort of your bed!! .