- 1 What is the Upavistha Konasana English pose?
- 2 What is the meaning of Upavistha?
- 3 How can wide legged forward folds be improved?
- 4 What is a goddess pose?
- 5 What are the benefits of Trikonasana?
- 6 What are the benefits of Baddha Konasana?
- 7 Why can’t I do seated wide legged forward fold?
- 8 Who should not do Prasarita Padottanasana?
- 9 What muscles are used in seated forward fold?
- 10 What direction do your knees face when doing wide seated Bend?
- 11 How do you do a Seated Straddle?
What is the Upavistha Konasana English pose?
Upavistha konasana is a seated forward bend that requires flexibility. The term comes from the Sanskrit upavistha, meaning “seated” or “sitting,” kona, meaning “angle,” and asana, meaning “pose” or “posture.” The common English name for upavistha konasana is wide angle seated forward bend.
What is the meaning of Upavistha?
The name of Upavistha Konasana derived from the ancient language Sanskrit where the name ‘Upavistha’ translates as sitting, ‘Kona’ is angled and asana means posture. Hence the meaning of Upavistha Konasana in simple terms is sitting asana.
How can wide legged forward folds be improved?
- Make sure the front of your torso stays long.
- Fold from the hips, not the waist.
- Bend your knees slightly if you need to.
- Keep your legs strong and engaged.
- Do not lock your knees.
- Keep your face and your gaze soft.
- Come up from the pose with a flat back.
- Never force yourself into a forward bend.
What is a goddess pose?
The Sanskrit word for Goddess pose is Utkata (powerful or fierce) Konasana (angle pose). Goddess pose asks us to get in touch with the divine feminine within ourselves, balancing our strength and power with deep inner wisdom.
What are the benefits of Trikonasana?
5 Benefits of Trikonasana
- Increases stability. Trikonasana activates your core muscles, which aids in balance and stability.
- Stretches and lengthens the spine. This pose can reduce stiffness in the spine and back, resulting in increased flexibility.
- Opens the hips and shoulders.
- Stimulates your organs.
- Reduces stress.
What are the benefits of Baddha Konasana?
- Stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, and kidneys.
- Stimulates the heart and improves general circulation.
- Stretches the inner thighs, groins, and knees.
- Helps relieve mild depression, anxiety, and fatigue.
- Soothes menstrual discomfort and sciatica.
- Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.
Why can’t I do seated wide legged forward fold?
If you go into a seated wide-legged forward bend, to go forward, the typical restriction, if you have trouble going forward with your legs wide, typically it’s your adductors. Your hamstrings are kind of pulled out from the direction of having a direct restriction onto your pelvis.
Who should not do Prasarita Padottanasana?
Arthritis or Fibromyalgia: Students should avoid Prasarita Padottanasana C irrespective of their age, if they suffer from arthritis of the knees, hips, or arms and shoulders. Those with fibromyalgia too should avoid this, as the pressure on the muscles at the joints may lead to aches and pain causing swelling.
What muscles are used in seated forward fold?
The Seated Forward Bend, known as Paschimottanasana in Sanskrit, stretches the neck, back, hamstrings and calves. The pose name comes from the words paschima meaning west or back, uttana meaning intense stretch or straight, and asana meaning posture.
What direction do your knees face when doing wide seated Bend?
Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Rotate your thighs outwardly, pinning the outer thighs against the floor, so that the knee caps point straight up toward the ceiling.
How do you do a Seated Straddle?
Raise your outside arms straight up, and touch hands. As you exhale, lean together sideways toward your extended legs; inhale back up, and repeat this step three times. Then stay in the folded sideways position for 4 to 5 breaths.