Upavistha Konasana

Upavistha Konasana, also known as Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend, is a yoga pose that involves sitting with your legs extended wide apart and folding forward from the hips.

Here are the steps to practice Upavistha Konasana:

  1. Start by sitting on the floor with your legs stretched out wide in front of you.
  2. Place your hands on the floor beside your hips and press down to lengthen your spine.
  3. Inhale and lift your arms up overhead.
  4. Exhale and slowly begin to fold forward from your hips, keeping your spine long.
  5. Reach your hands forward as far as you can comfortably go.
  6. Once you reach your edge, hold the pose for several breaths.
  7. To come out of the pose, inhale and lift your torso back up to a seated position.
  8. Exhale and release your arms back down to your sides.

Upavistha Konasana, has numerous benefits for the body, including:

  1. Stretches the inner thighs, groins, and hips
  2. Relieves sciatica pain and lower back pain
  3. Improves flexibility in the hamstrings and hips
  4. Stimulates the abdominal organs and improves digestion
  5. Helps to reduce stress and anxiety
  6. Relieves menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms in women
  7. Improves blood circulation to the pelvic region
  8. Can help to reduce high blood pressure
  9. Enhances the overall flexibility of the body
  10.  Promotes a sense of calmness and relaxation