Upavistha Konasana – How to do, Health Benefits, Precautions

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By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

In Upavistha Konasana, the practitioner sits upright with legs as wide apart as possible – stretched away in a wide angle, grasping the toes with the fingers and leaning forwards. The practitioner sits with wide angle between the legs and with forward bend in the final pose, hence the name.
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Upavistha = Seated
Kona = Angle
Asana = Pose

Upavishta Konasana, is a good preparation for most of the seated forward bends, twists and wide-leg standing poses. This pose stretches leg muscles, strengthens back and improves posture. In this pose you bend forwards such that your torso is between your legs kept wide apart at a wide angle. This pose demands you to keep spine neutral and not curve it too much as you bend. You should focus on lengthening your spine as you lean forward – to avoid pain and…

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