Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee) & Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (Revolved Head to Knee) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee), and related poses such as Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (Revolved Head to Knee)
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.

Janu Sirsasana

JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna

janu” = knee

sirsa” = head

Head to Knee Pose

Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

parivrtta” = revolving

Revolved Head to Knee Pose

Heart of Pose

    • Asymmetrical Stretch of Back Body
    • Twist


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