Also popularly known as The Angle pose, Konasana is a great yoga pose that stretches your spine and your arms. It is a standing side-bend yoga pose.
The name Konasana originates from the language Sanskrit as Kona means Angle and Asana means Pose in Sanskrit. Thus it gets the name Angle Pose. It is pronounced as Konah-Sana.
Konasana not only stretches your spine but it also gives a good stretch to your arms and legs. It makes your spine flexible and tones your abdomen.
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Benefits of Konasana (Angle Pose)
There are so many benefits of Konasana. Let’s know about them all in brief. The benefits of Konasana are the following:
- Improves our digestion
- Tones the muscles of sides and reduces it’s fat
- Stimulates ovaries
- Reduces the waistline
- Helpful for people suffering from constipation
- Improves blood circulation in the body
- Alleviates nervous depression
- Stimulates your bladder and kidneys
- Helpful for people with Sciatica
- Stimulates the nervous system
- Relieves back pain
- Improves the functioning of your respiratory organs
- Gives you a glowing face
- Helpful in alleviating cough
- Tones the abdominal organs
- Improves your immune system
- Makes the spine flexible
- Gives you energy and removes laziness from your body
- Stimulates the prostate gland in your body
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Steps of Konasana (Angle Pose)
You should practice all yoga poses by following their steps. The steps of Konasana are:
Stand straight with your feet about hips-width distance apart. Inhale and raise your left arm upwards.
Then bend to your right while exhaling. The first bend from your spine, then bend your pelvis to your left and bend until you’re comfortable.
While doing this, keep your left arm upwards, pointing to the ceiling. Keep your right arm downwards and hold the back of your thigh.
Hold this position for a few seconds. Then repeat from the other side/arm.
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Precautions to take while doing Konasana
People should take care of following precautions while and before practicing Konasana.
- Pregnant women (in 2nd and 3rd trimester) should not practice Konasana
- Do not practice it after having a meal
- Those suffering from Arthritis, Severe cardiac problems, frozen shoulder, spinal injury or disorders, severe back pain should not practice Konasana
- Don’t practice Konasana if you’re suffering from Spondylitis
Preparatory Pose for Konasana
You should practice Virasana before you practice Konasana. Virasana is a beginner’s yoga pose and it is also really beneficial for both your body and mind.
Variations of Konasana
These are the variations of Konasana (Angle pose).
- Upvistha Konasana(Upward facing wide-angle seated pose)
- Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
- Utkata Konasana(Goddess Pose)
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