Upavistha Konasana, pronounced upa-veeshta kon-aasana, (meaning seated angle pose) has the following benefits:

  • It opens the hips while stretching out the entire back side of the body - legs, back, arms.
  • It stretches the insides of the legs.
  • It stimulates the abdominal organs.
  • It strengthens the spine.
  • It releases the groin.
  • Apparently it calms the brain.

Through this site I will explain how to do a proper Upavistha Konasana. I will describe some challenges you may encounter and how to overcome them, followed by a 15-20 minute routine you can practice between 1-3 times per week to improve your Upavistha Konasana (seated angle forward bend).

If you experience any other challenges with this pose and are seeking solutions for improvement, or if you simply want to share some feedback or suggestions, post your thoughts in the Upavistha Ponasana forum and I or other visitors will respond to your comments.