Konasana (Angle Pose)

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Konasana is a combination of two Sanskrit words “Kona” & “Asana”. Kona stands for “Angle” and Asana means “Pose”. The complete word Konasana (Angle Pose) stands for the complete angle formed by arms & legs. Here we showcase some steps for how to do Konasana and easy methods for obtaining Konasana benefits. In this asana one has to balance entire body weight by fixing arms and heels firmly with the ground. Konasana is one of the best exercises for stretching hamstring muscles and for advancing Pelvic circulation.

Konasana Benefits in curing stiffness of hip joints & improving pelvic circulation

Following are the steps for how to do Konasana with proper practice and approach for achieving its specific benefits.

How to do Konasana

Step 1

First of all lie down on the floor and place both feet together.

Step 2

Now put the arms on ground to lift up the body such that they are making 90° with the shoulders by keeping the legs stretched straight on the ground.

Step 3

Then try to bend neck in backward direction by keeping the hands straight and chest pointing in upward direction.

Step 4

Retain this posture for 8-10 seconds.

Step 5

At last return to initial posture by reversing the steps gradually and repeat the process for 4-6 sessions.


Time Duration for Konasana

One should practice this asana for minimum 8-10 seconds and repeat the same process for 4-6 times as long as one feels comfort and ease.

Advantages of Konasana

1)   Konasana benefits for strengthening shoulder muscles.

2)   It relieves abdominal discomforts.

3)   This asana is a variant of Paschimottanasana so it is suggested to practice this asana after practicing Paschimottanasana for achieving more advantageous benefits.

Disadvantages of Konasana

If one bounce into or out while practicing Konasana it may causes severe injury.
Angle Pose cannot be practiced by the person who is suffering from back problem.
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