Janushirasana – head knee pose

Janushirasana Steps And Benefits

Janushirasana, Head-to-Knee Pose, Head-to-Knee Forward Bend, Head of the Knee Pose, or Head-on-Knee Pose is an asana. It is part of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and is commonly practiced as a seated asana in many styles of yoga.


Description Steps

1. Sit straight and stretch your legs forward. Bend your right leg so that its sole is against the right thigh.

2. Press the perineum with the heel. While inhaling, raise both the hands over your head. Now exhale and bend forward and try to touch the left knee with the forehead.

3. Hold the left toe with the right hand and let the left hand rest on the back. Your right elbow should touch the ground. While inhaling, return to normal position.

4. Repeat the same procedure on the other side.

Benefits& Precautions:

Those suffering from hernia, colitis and slipped disc should avoid this asana. This asana helps to massage the heart and the abdominal organs. It is very useful in reducing excess fat in the abdomen, hips and thighs. It cures constipation, dyspepsia, seminal weakness, and belching and digestive disturbances. It also helps overcome several menstrual disorders.

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