Upavistha Konasana or Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend
Upavistha Konasana is a seated forward twist that requires adaptability. The term originates from the Sanskrit Upavistha, signifying “seated” or “sitting,” Kona, signifying “edge,” and asana, signifying “posture” or “stance.”
Upavistha Konasana is a central posture in numerous schools of yoga and part of the essential arrangement of Ashtanga yoga. It readies the body for other seated forward curves and bends, just as for the wide-legged standing Asanas.