Yoga offers more than just physical results. The benefits of yoga go far and beyond improving flexibility. Every Asana stimulates all the energy points in the body, improves blood circulation, detoxifies the body and balances hormones.
How to do Urdhva Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana / Revolved Knee to Head Pose?
1. Begin with Dandasana / Staff Pose.
2. Bend your right knee and place your right foot on the floor.
3. Lift your right foot off the floor and hold it with your left hand.
4. Exhale and bend your torso forward.
5. Place your right shoulder under the back of your right knee.
6. Inhale and straighten your right leg while holding your right foot with your left hand.
7. Extend your right leg to the right. Place your right hand on the floor so that the upper arm is against the hamstring of your extended leg. Push your arm into the leg as you continue to extend it.
8. Rotate your torso towards the left and straighten your spine.
9. Turn your head to the right and look up.
10. Stay in this pose for 3 to 6 long breaths.
To come out of this pose, release your foot and sit in Dandasana / Staff Pose.
Repeat the sequence on your other side for the same length of time.
Benefits of Urdhva Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana / Revolved Knee to Head Pose
•Calms the mind.
•Relieves stress, anxiety and fatigue.
•Stretches the spine, shoulders, arms and hamstrings.
•Massages abdominal organs – liver and kidneys.
•Stimulates the ovaries and uterus.
•Relieves menstrual discomfort.
•Recommended for people with high blood pressure, infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis.
Who should avoid Urdhva Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana / Revolved Knee to Head Pose?
•Anyone suffering from severe back, neck, leg or shoulder injuries; asthma, diarrhea, headache.
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