Parivrtta Janu Shirshasana/ Revolved head-to-knee pose
- Steps 1
Bend the left knee and place the heel against the perineum
- Steps 2
Bend forward inclining the body to the right to hold the right foot with the right hand
- Steps 3
The fingers should be in contact with the arch of the foot and the thumb should be on top
- Steps 4
Try placing the elbow on the floor on the inside of the straight leg
- Steps 5
Move the right shoulder down toward the right leg
- Steps 6
Bring the left arm over the head and grasp the right foot with the left hand
- Steps 7
Look towards the ceiling in the final position
- Steps 8
Hold the pose for a comfortable length of time
- Steps 9
Release the hands and slowly return to the upright position, lowering the left arm over the head
- Steps 10
Repeat the movement on the other side
- Steps 11
And that's how you do Parivrtta Janu Shirshasana
- Steps 12
Precautions: People with recent or chronic injury to the knees, hips, arms or shoulders should avoid this pose.
This asana stretches and massages each side of the abdomen and chest. It prepares the body for long hours of sitting in meditation asanas. Let's look at how it's done: Sit with the legs stretched forward and about a meter apart.
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