Janu Sirsasana is a seated asana and is a part of Ashtanga Yoga. It is a Sanskrit word where Janu means knee and Sirsa means head, and asana means posture. While doing this asana, your head touches the knee and so it is also called Head-to-Knee Pose, Head on Knee Pose, and Head on Knee Forward Bend Pose. This asana is usually compared to Sirsasana pose, but it is entirely different from it.
Beginners can engage in this activity without any second doubts about being a professional yogi or a sportsperson. It is not required as anybody can perform this asana. Open up your chakras like the Root Chakra (Muladhara Chakra) with this pose. This pose re-energizes the body while fixing anxiety issues as it has a calming effect on the body. If practiced early in the morning, it works as a great boost to fire up the zeal for the rest of the day.
Benefits of Janu Sirsasana (the head to knee pose)
There are plenty of benefits of the head to knee pose. Let’s go through some.
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Contraindications of the Pose:
Yoga works as a perfect exercise which not only covers your physical health but also mental and spiritual. It makes your higher self-reach the places where it didn’t, by gaining clarity and increasing the body movements, flexibility, and a peaceful state of mind. So, adopt the wisdom of nature and imbibe the qualities of a healthy being to nurture the joyful moments of your life. With Janu Sirsasana pose, let your head rush wash away the unwanted thoughts, and allow your stretches to calm down all your body parts!