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Janu Sirsasana

What is Janu Sirsasana?

Janu sirsasana is a forward bend posture that is also known as Head to knee pose. In Sanskrit janu means knee and sirsa means head thus the name janu sirsasana means head to knee posture. It is a forward bend and a spinal twist that can be practiced by everyone.


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What is the technique of Janu Sirsasana?

Sit in Dandasana with your spine straight upward. Open your legs in front of you then bend your right leg, opening it out to the side and pressing your knee down toward the ground. Press our right heel into the left inner thigh as close to your groin as possible. In this your left leg remain active. Now inhale and raise both arms forward and up alongside your ears, fingers pointing upwards. Exhaling, Bend forward from your hips, keeping the spine extended. Take hold of your left ankle or foot with both hands, keeping your head and neck in line with the rest of your spine, or move into the full position with head to knee. Remain for 30 seconds in this pose. Repeat with the other leg.



What are the Benefits of practicing Janu Sirsasana?

1. Janu Sirsasana is excellent for the digestive organs as they are exercised and toned with this asana. All the abdominal organs including liver, spleen, kidneys function well and digestion also improves.

2. This asana is also good for nervous system and the brain. It calms the brain and helps relieve mild depression, anxiety, fatigue, migraine and headache.

3. People suffering from, high blood pressure & diabetics, insomnia, and sinusitis get relieve with the practice of this asana.

4. It helps to relieve the symptoms of menopause and also menstrual discomfort.



Yoga Exercises

Adho Mukha Svanasana II Anulom Viloma II Apanasana II Ardha Matsyendhrasana II Balasana II Bhunjangasana II Bidalasana II Chandrasana II Chaturangasana II Gomukhasana II Halasana II Janu Sirsasana II Jathra Parivartanasan II Konasana II Mandukasana II Matsyasana II Natarajasana II Padmasan II Paripurna Navasana II Parsva Uttanasana II Pascimottanasana II Pranayama II Purvottanasana II Salamba Sirsasana II Sarvangasana II Setu Bandha Sarvangasana II Siddhasana II Simhasana II Sukhasana II Utkatasana II Uttanasana II Utthita II Vajrasana II Virbhadrasana II Vriksasana





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