Push your left femur strongly into the ground while you keep on extending the right
knee. Once your knee is straightened, twist the torso upwards to the ceiling.
Raise your left arm upwards while inhaling and then swing it to the back of your
left ear so that you can grasp the outside edge of the right foot. Keep your elbows
spaced apart so that they allow the upper torso to twist deeper. You may turn the
head upwards to look above. Stay in this final pose for 60 seconds. In order to
exit gracefully, first untwist and then return to the upright position while exhaling.
Benefits of Rotated Head to Knee:
The Rotated Head to Knee Pose has the following list of benefits if it’s practiced
on a regular basis:
- Stretches the shoulders, spine and hamstrings.
- Stimulates the functioning of the abdominal organs like the kidneys and livers.
- Enhances the digestion process.
- Calms the mind by relieving from stress, anxiety and depression.
- Provides strength to the legs and calves.
For beginners to yoga, the Parivritta Janusirshasana Pose is quite beneficial pose
in terms of focusing on many body parts like the hamstrings, liver, kidneys, groins,
armpits, shoulders and spine. If you are new to this yoga pose, you may consider
the following tip. Keep your bottom shoulder near to your inner knee even when you
are trying to straighten the knee.