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Upavistha Konasana (Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Upavistha Konasana (Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend), and related poses such as Padangustha Upavistha Konasana, Parsva Upavistha Konasana (Seated Side Stretch), Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana (Revolved Seated Angle) and Upavistha Konasana B (Upward Seated Wide Angle)
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.

Upavistha Konasana

oo-pah-VEESH-tah cone-AHS-anna

“upavistha” = seated

“kona” = angle

Seated Angle or Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend

Upavistha Konasana B also known as:

Urdhva Upavistha Konasana (Upward Seated Wide-Angle Pose)

Utthita Upavistha Konasana (Extended Seated Wide-Angle Pose)

Upavistha Konasana (Lift Up)

Heart of Pose

  • Forward Bend

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