Standing Head to Knee Pose (Dandayamana Janushirasana)

Set of drawings of women performing the Standing Head to Knee Pose

Standing Head to Knee Pose is an intermediate, balancing posture that helps with core strength, balance, stability, focus, and stretches the hamstrings. Some preparatory postures to Standing Head to Knee Pose include Tree Pose, Pyramid Pose, and Downward Facing Dog.

Drawings of people performing the Standing Head to Knee Pose represented in outline silhouettes

To do Standing Head to Knee Pose, stand on the mat and lift the right leg, keeping the left leg straight maybe a slight bend in the knee, and grasping the right foot with the hands. Lift the leg up and straight folding over the right leg and keep the left leg strong, then work to get the head to touch the knee. This posture can be challenging and there are a few modifications and props that can help build to the full expression!


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Sanskrit Name:
Dandayamana Janushirasana

Drawings include:
Standing Head to Knee Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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