Janu Sirsasana

Head of the Knee Pose. Practice this pose to promote flexibility in the hip joints and relief from mental turmoil.

Medical Uses:

Practice Head of The Knee Pose (along with the other forward bends) to bring high blood pressure under control. Acidity, bronchitis, colitis, leg deformity, diabetes, kidney problems and prostate problems, can also be tackled by working intelligently and regularly in this pose.

Janu Sirsasana
  1. Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose). Bend your left knee to the side and place your left foot against your inner left thigh. Raise your arms.
  2. Reach forward and hold your right foot. Curve your spine in and up.
  3. Fold forward over your right leg. Place your head on your shin.

Practice Note:

If you are flexible turn your hands out and clasp the left wrist.

If you cannot clasp your feet hold a strap. To enable a quiet mental release, either support your head on a bolster placed across the legs, or rest your head on a chair.

Janu Sirsasana

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  • Carolyn

    Dear Bobby,

    I love your column and appreciate your expert attention to detail. Can you please tell me how this posture, Janu Sirsasana, can help with acidity?

    Many thanks and Namaste,

  • Marshaconnor

    A simple addition to improve your health.

  • Ulla de Blanck

    asana number 1: not your right foot toward your legt thigh… but the left one…