#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 70

Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend/Upavishta Konasana

Benefits:

  • Stretches hips, thighs and calves.
  • Helps open hips.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Start in a seated position, legs are spread as wide as comfortable. Place hands on ground in front of you and slowly walk them away from your body, working your chest to the floor.
  • Arms are flat on floor.
  • Tummy is engaged.
  • Shoulders are back and away from ears.
  • Back is evenly extended.
  • Toes are pointed and tops of feet are facing upward.
  • Keep legs engaged.

Common Problems:

  • Tummy is not engaged and is hanging down.
  • Shoulders are up by ears.
  • Tops of feet are turning inward toward body.

Modifications:

  • Upper body can be supported on forearms or hands.
  • Can also be down sitting up.

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