Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee Pose)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practising and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practioner.

ASANA

Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee Pose)

WHERE

This is a common pose found in many classes such as Hatha or the Ashtanga Primary Series.

BENEFITS

Forward bends stretch the back of the body, helping to lengthen the hamstrings. This pose is calming and can help relieve anxiety and insomnia.

CAUTION

General caution for this pose should be taken if you have knee injury in which case you should support the knees as much as possible. Tight hamstrings can be assisted by raising the hips by sitting on a blanket

MEANING

Janu means knee. Sirsa means head. Asana literally means ‘seat’ but is generally understood to mean ‘pose/posture’