Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

IMG_1154Revolved Head to Knee Pose is a deep seated twist that stretches the whole body, and strengthens your legs and core. It’s a powerful variation of the forward fold, (Janusirasana) that deepens the stretch to the hamstrings and spine, while providing all of the benefits of a spinal twist.

Your body needs to be warm to do this pose so make sure you do some Sun Salutations or other warm ups first. 

Benefits of Revolved Head-of-Knee Pose:

Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana stretches the hamstrings, spine, shoulders, lower back, and the sides of the abdomen. It provides a spinal twist that massages and stimulates your digestive organs, which helps to improve digestion. This pose also calms the mind, relieving anxiety, fatigue, and mild depression. It is also known to be therapeutic for headaches and insomnia.

Thank you to Maria for not only posing for this but smiling too!

 

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