parivrtta = revolved
janu = knee
sirsa = head
Step by Step
Hold for a minute. To come out, first untwist your torso, and without coming to upright, sweep it to the left midway between the legs. Then inhale and lift to an upright position. Remember not to come up directly from the twisted position.. Repeat these steps to the other side for the same length of time.
Watch a video demonstration of this pose.
|Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana|
|Contraindications and Cautions|
|Mild backache Anxiety Fatigue Headache Insomnia|
|Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend) Utthita Parsvakonasana (Side Angle Pose), with the bottom arm on the inside of the forward leg Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog) Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose) Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining Big Toe Pose) Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) Vrksasana (Tree Pose) Janu Sirsasana (Head-of-the-Knee Pose)|
|Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose) is typically practiced as part of a sitting forward bend sequence.|
|It's better to keep the bottom shoulder in contact with the inner knee than to lose the contact in order to straighten the knee completely.|
|Stretches the spine, shoulders, and hamstrings Stimulates abdominal organs such as the liver and kidneys Improves digestion|