Upavista Konasana (Seated wide angle pose) – 6 Benefits

What is Upavista Konasana (Seated wide angle pose)

  • This version of Upavista Konasana is adapted to help beginners and those with stiff backs to stretch the legs out to the sides, omitting the forward bend of the original asana.
  • The pose gets its name from the Sanskrit words upavista, which means “seated,” and kona, which translates into “angle.”
  • This asana relaxes stress-related tension in the abdominal muscles.

Benefits of Upavista Konasana

  1. Helps treat arthritis of the hips
  2. Relieves sciatic pain
  3. Helps prevent and relieve hernia
  4. Massages the organs of the reproductive system
  5. Stimulates the ovaries, regulates menstrual flow, and relieves menstrual pain and disorders
  6. Corrects a prolapsed uterus or bladder


  • If you have asthma, you must practice this asana sitting on a folded blanket close to the wall.
  • Lift and open the chest, allowing for easy breathing.

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