Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee) & Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (Revolved Head to Knee) – 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” = 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
- Differs from Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend) in its asymmetry, twisting of the spine and stretching of the kidneys. (Brad Priddy)
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