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Janu Sirsasana A

One of the most accessible and commonly practiced poses, Janu Sirsasana A increases hamstring and hip mobility.


3 Women in Janu Sirsasana
Photo by Galen Coles of Cara Rivera, Christina Mills, and Priscila Baptista

Etymology


Sanskrit Name: Janu Sirsasana

English Translation: Head to Knee Posture


Janu - Knee

Sirsa - Head

Asana - Posture


How to:

  • Begin in Dandasana.

  • Extend the left leg and bring the right foot into the left thigh.

  • Hold the left foot with both hands.

  • Fold on an exhale, looking at the big toe.

  • Hold for 5 breaths.

  • On an inhale look up. Keep holding the foot as you exhale.

  • Repeat on the left side.



 

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