How To Do Upavistha Konasana (Seated Wide Angle Pose) & Its Benefits

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The Seated Wide Angle Pose is known as Upavistha Konasana in Sanskrit. ‘Upavistha’ means ‘seated or sitting’, ‘kona’ means ‘angle’ and ‘asana’ means ‘posture or pose’. The Seated Wide Angle Pose opens up the hips and stretches out both the hamstrings, the inner thighs, back, and the shoulders. The pose also improves circulation in the entire pelvic and abdominal areas and is an excellent workout for overall flexibility.
Benefits to Body Parts:-
The Seated Wide Angle Pose has many benefits to different body part.
1. It opens up the hips and stretches the buttocks and spine.
2. It stretches the hamstrings, calves, and inner thighs.
3. It helps reduce pelvic congestion.
4. It stimulates the entire pelvic region, including the ovaries.
5. It also tones the spine and strengthens it.
6. It stimulates and massages the abdominal organs as well as the prostate, bladder, and reproductive organs.
Therapeutic Applications:-
1. The Seated Wide Angle Pose is beneficial in sciatica relief. The extension of the legs sideways lessens sciatica pain.
2. Since the pose stimulates the abdominal organs, it helps prevent flatulence and improves digestion.
3. Also, the pose can be applied to relieve menstrual disorders and regulate menstrual flow.
4. The Seated Wide Angle Pose can be used to fix a prolapsed bladder and uterus.
5. The pose helps in reducing the occurrences of hernia in those who are prone to them.
6. The Seated Wide Angle Pose also de-stresses and relaxes the mind.
7. It is believed that regularly practicing the pose may help treat infertility, owing to the stimulation of the reproductive organs.
8. The Seated Wide Angle Pose is also helpful in arthritis as it promotes flexibility and helps reduce stiffness in the joints.
9. The Seated Wide Angle Pose detoxifies the kidneys and helps them to function properly.
Precautions:-
The attempt to accomplish the Seated Wide Angle Pose may pose a challenge, especially in the beginning. Beginners may find some annoying hindrances like
1. pressure in the inner hamstrings
2. pressure in the hip muscles.

With a regular and a scheduled practice these difficulties will fade away. However, you should avoid the Seated Wide Angle Pose if you have serious lower back injury, a knee injury, or carpal tunnel syndrome.

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