Samakonasana Or The Straight Angle Pose is one of the most higher or advance level of yoga poses. This asana is a seated asana that requires considerable flexibility in the hips, groin, legs. The health benefits of Samakonasana help to attain good strength. When you stretch your body, you release muscle tension, improve blood circulation, flexibility, and lower the risk of injuries.

Samakonasana word comes from the Sanskrit language. Where Sama, meaning “straight,” Kona, meaning “angle,” and asana, meaning ” yoga posture”. As the name suggests it known as Straight Angle Pose in English.

The Straight Angle Pose is one of the most beneficial yoga practiced that improves the flexibility of the hips and groin. Along with that, it also facilitates the legs as well as a deep stretch of the inner thigh. In this physical yoga position, the legs are in line with each other and extended in opposite directions.

Now, we will know the right trick to do the asana to avoid any injury. And what are the health benefits of Samakonasana or The Straight Angle Pose?

How to do Samakonasana or The Straight Angle Pose

  • First of all, To enter the pose, begin sitting on the ground in the Dandasana position or stretch the legs to your front.
  • Secondly, stretch the legs sideways very slowly so that both the legs form a straight line. Or both legs out in a “V” position as wide as is comfortable.
  • Now, bring your palms together in from of the heart or Namaskar mudra. Make sure the Drishti to the floor between both feet.
  • Maintain this position for few seconds while you’re breathing.
  • In this position, the body should be kept straight.
  • When comfortable, you can move the hands on the floor bringing the torso up and slowly sit in Samakonasana, pushing the knees closer to the floor.
  • Release and come to sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose), to stretch the legs out completely and relax.

Samakonasana is also used for a standing posture. It has known in English as the right angle pose. 

  • In this position, join your legs take your arms up.
  • After that, exhale and move forward with a flat back and look down.
  • Now, come up with flat back, looking forward, strengthening your cervical area.
  • When comfortable, you can move the arms straight.
  • Try to look forward, and hold it as fell as comfortable.
  • Maintain this position for few seconds while you’re breathing.
  • Release and come back in the first position.

Benefits Of Samakonasana or The Straight Angle Pose

  • Samakonasa is a deep hip-opening yoga that activates and stimulates the first three chakras, and mainly the Muladhara Chakra (Root Chakra). also, it provides inner stability and strength needed for personal growth.
  • The heart chakra is the center of love and compassion, that promotes forgiveness and acceptance of both others and self.
  • This Yogasana not only helps to make your back strong but also helps to get rid of the back pain. 
  • People who are suffering excessive neck pain must practice this asana daily to get immediate relief.
  • This challenging yoga poses that Stretches and Strengthens the inner thighs, upper thighs, hips, and pelvic floor muscles.
  • Samakonasana helps to release and reducing tensions and makes for a stronger body that encourages self-confidence and teaches self-control. 

Precautions

Like most of the asanas in Yoga, it is quite important to keep the stomach and bowl clean. It should be done after taking the meals at least four to six hours before you practice this posture as it gives your system ample time to digest the food and also generate the essential energy to do this asana. The best time for practicing this yoga is generally dawn or dusk.

  • People who having shoulder or back injuries should avoid doing this Yoga pose.
  • If you have any legs problem do not practice.
  • Pregnant ladies should avoid doing this pose.