Konasana is a simple stretching yoga asana. The name Konasana is derived from Sanskrit and in English is known as Angle Pose. (Kona= Angle; Asana= Pose). It pronounced as Kone-nah -sah-nah.
Konasana (Angle Pose) is one of the basic standing yoga poses that can be performed by any age of people. It stretches the muscles of the thoracic region of your body. Practicing this asana regularly will stimulate your internal organs and encourage them to function better.
This asana is very effective to reduce side fats and keep your waistline in check. Also, it improves the flexibility of your spine
Follow up Pose
- Standing Poses
Benefits of Konasana
- It gives a good stretch to the sides of the body and the back muscles.
- It provides strength to your arms, legs, back, and abdominal area.
- Help to get relief from back pain.
- Stimulate the abdominal organs and encourage them to function better.
- Practicing Konasana regularly will improve the flexibility of your spine.
- Also beneficial for those who are suffering from gastric and constipation problems.
- Help to treat sciatica.
Steps of Konasnana
- First, you have to stand straight and keep your feet slightly apart from each other (about hip-width distance).
- Now inhale deeply and raise the right hand from sideways. The fingers should point towards the ceiling.
- Keep your right hand straight and close to the ear.
- Then exhale and bend your upper body, above the waist, toward the left side.
- Stretch your body as much as you can. If you are a beginner, don’t try to overdo it.
- Always bend your body sideways, not forward or backward.
- Ensure that the weight of your body is equally balanced on both legs.
- Hold this position for a few seconds. Then inhale and straighten your body back up. Bring down your right hand and return to the starting position
- Repeat the same process on the other side.
- Practice it at least 3-4 times on each side.
Precautions and Tips
These following points of caution you should know before performing this asana.
- Keep 3-4 hours gap between your meal and practice.
- Perform each and every step gently and carefully. Don’t rush otherwise you could hurt yourself. So be careful.
- People suffering from severe backache or spondylitis should avoid this pose.
- Those who are recently going through a back or abdomen surgery must not perform this asana.
- As a beginner, don’t stretch too much.
- It will be best if you practice yoga under the guidance of an expert.