Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend Pose or Upavistha Konasana in Sanskrit is a seated forward bend that requires flexibility. The term comes from the Sanskrit “upavistha”, meaning “seated” or “sitting,” “kona”, meaning “angle,” and “asana”, meaning pose or “posture”.
From a seated position, the legs are spread wide and the upper body folds forward. In addition to a range of physical benefits, this pose calms the mind and the nervous system.
The common English name for Upavistha Konasana is Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend, but sometimes it is also referred to as simply Seated Angle Pose.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens and stretches the inner and back legs and the spine
Tones the abdominal organs
Calms the brain
Relieves mild backache
Lower back or a herniated disk injury
Torn groin or hamstring
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Frequently Asked Questions
Modifications & Variations
- Mill Churning Pose
- Wide Legged Seated Forward Fold Blankets Blocks
- Revolved Seated Angle Pose Aerial
- Seated Straddle Pose Sitting Upright Hands Up Blanket
- Seated Side Straddle Pose Hand Wheel
- Seated Side Stretch Pose
- Seated Straddle Pose Forward Bend Partner
- Seated Straddle Pose Head Block
- Wall Straddle Pose
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