Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend: A Challenging and Foundational Pose for Seated Bends!

By HealthSignz | Published: November 8th, 2017

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Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend, a challenging and difficult pose for beginners, should be mastered as it serves as the foundation for other seated forward bends!


Upavistha Konasana derives its name from Sanskrit where “Upavistha” means seated or sitting, “Kona” means angle, and “Asana” means pose. This pose serves as a preparatory pose for other seated bends giving the legs a good stretch while relaxing the spine and brain.

Body Parts at Work

This pose in its full expression puts the hands, thighs, spine, and abdomen at work.

Psychological Benefits

Calms the mind and relieves mild depression.


  • Stimulates abdominal organs and aids in digestion
  • Therapeutic for arthritis, sciatica, and diabetes
  • Strengthens pelvis and spine
  • Relaxes the groin region

To reap the ultimate benefits from this pose, always practice under the guidance of a certified Yoga Practitioner. However, avoid this pose if you are suffering from low back or hamstring injury.

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