Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose (Janu Sirsasana)

Illustrated yoga poses of women performing the Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose

Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose is a beginner forward bend posture great for all Yogi levels. Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose stretches the spine, shoulders and hamstrings as well as calms the mind and can relieve headaches, anxiety and menstrual cramps. Preparatory poses for Head to Knee Forward Bend include, Downward Facing Dog, Bound Angle and Standing Forward Fold.

Assorted silhouettes of men and women in the Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose

To do Head to Knee Forward Bend, sit on the floor in Staff pose and place the left foot on the inner thigh. Twist the torso slightly over the straight leg, using arms to help. Next, inhale the arms over head and reach them over the straight leg allowing the torso to follow, let the head fall last. Slowly come out of the stretch and switch sides.

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Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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Yoga is a spiritual, ascetic and physical set of practices focusing on breathing, movement, posture, and meditation. Yoga, translated as ‘union’ or ‘connection,’ is an ancient Hindu teaching that is undergone for a variety of purposes including health, relaxation, rehabilitation, and exercise.

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