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The Angle Pose (Konasana)

Sep 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM PST

Kona =Angle; Asana = Pose/Posture

(This posture is Pronounced as:konah-sanah)

How to do Konasana:

  1. Stand straight with feet about hip width distance apart and arms alongside the body.
  2. Breathe in and raise the left arm to the left and up towards.
  3. Breathe out and bend to the right, first from the spine, and then move your pelvis to the left and bend a little more. Keep your left arm pointing up.
  4. Turn your head to look up at the left palm. Straighten the elbows.1659
  5. Breathing in, straighten your body back up.
  6. Breathing out, bring the left arm down.
  7. Repeat with the right arm.

Benefits of Konasana

  • It helps stretch the sides of the body and the spine
  • Helps in toning of arms,legs,and abdominal organs.
  • Helpful in relieving back pain.
  • Increases the flexibility of the spine.1656

Contraindications of Konasana

  • People suffering from severe back ache or spondylitis should avoid this pose.

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