Wide Seated Forward Bend

Upavista Konasana

Upavistha Konasana (from the Sanskrit upavistha: 'seated', kona: 'angle', and asana: posture) is an intermediate seated forward bending pose that stretches the spine, lengthens the calves and hamstrings, and opens the hips. It is known as Wide Seated Forward Bend, Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend, Wide Splits, or Seated Wide-Legged Straddle.