Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend Pose (Upavistha Konasana) –Practice In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan

WIDE ANGLE SEATED FORWARD BEND POSE


Sanskrit Name – Upavistha Konasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Upavistha – Seated, Kona – Angle, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Forward Bend Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Lower Body


WHAT IS WIDE ANGLE SEATED FORWARD BEND POSE (UPAVISTHA KONASANA)?


Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend Pose (Upavistha Konasana) is a seated forward bend yoga pose that lengthens the spine, torso and legs. It’s often used in preparation for other seated forward bends, twists and wide leg standing poses.


DO NOT PRACTICE WIDE ANGLE SEATED FORWARD BEND POSE (UPAVISTHA KONASANA) IF:

  1. You’ve recently had surgery


BENEFITS OF WIDE ANGLE SEATED FORWARD BEND POSE (UPAVISTHA KONASANA)

  1. Calms the mind and relieves feelings of anxiety and depression

  2. Lengthens the spine, torso and legs.


HOW TO PRACTICE WIDE ANGLE SEATED FORWARD BEND POSE (UPAVISTHA KONASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Dandasana (Staff Pose). Open your legs out to the side. Do not force this. Make sure you’re comfortable.

  2. Inhale and lengthen through your spine. Exhale, walk your hands forward and bring your torso down to the ground from your hip bones.

  3. To come out of the pose, walk your hands back and return to Dandasana (Staff Pose)


WIDE ANGLE SEATED FORWARD BEND POSE (UPAVISTHA KONASANA) VARIATION


If you can’t touch your torso to the ground do not force it. Gently lean into the yoga pose as far as you can.


PREPARATORY POSES


Reclining Bound Angle Pose – Supta Baddha Konasana


Standing Forward Bend – Uttanasana


Downward Facing Dog Pose – Adho Mukha Svanasana


COUNTER POSES


Bound Angle Pose - Baddha Konasana


Crane Pose – Bakasana


Seated Forward Bend - Paschimottanasana

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