Upavistha Konasana, or Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend, is a useful beginners’ pose to stretch, unwind and relax.
The Sanskrit word Upavistha Konasana has a wonderful meaning. In which Upavistha means sitting, seated, and Kona stands for Angle and Asana means yoga posture. In simple ways, an asana is forward bending with leg stretching, that is used in many seated bend and twists related asana.
This yoga pose can also be useful to women as it helps to regulate menstruation and the ovaries.
Sit on the floor with legs extended out in front (Dandasana).
Use a blanket, bolster or block for extra lift in the spine if needed.
Exhale and open the legs wide. Reach out through your heels and press though the balls of the feet.
Draw the thigh muscles up. Look up, lift your chest and extend your spine.
Exhale and extend forwards from the pelvis. Keep the length in your spine as you walk your hands forward between your legs.
Reach through the crown of your head towards your feet.
On each exhalation, sink a little deeper.
Stay for thirty seconds to one minute, or longer if comfortable. Inhale, release the hands and slowly come up. Bring the legs together.
Upavistha Konasana may be good for your health, but here are some precautions that will bring about.