Janu Sirsasana

Janu-Sirsasana1

Benefits:

  1. Eases the effects of stress on the heart and on the mind.
  2. Stabilizes blood pressure.
  3. Gradually corrects curvature of the spine and rounded shoulders.
  4. Eases stiffness in the shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, and finger joints.
  5. Tones the abdominal organs.
  6. Relieves stiffness in the legs and strengthens their muscles.
  7. Increase blood flow to the brain.
  8. Relieves chronic headaches, migraine, or eye strain.
  9. Reduces angina pain.
  10. Reduces stress-related appetite loss.
  11. Vitalizes the adrenal gland and relaxes the thyroid gland.
  12. Improves bladder control.
  13. Supports pelvic health.
  14. Reduces menstrual cramps

Primary Principles:

  1. Foundation: Thighbones draw back towards the hips and push the legs and pelvis down into the floor. Shoulders extend from the arms and extend the spine from the hips.
  2. Primary Movement: Flexion in both hips. Extension in the spine forward.
  3. Breath: Inhale to lengthen the spine. Exhale to move into the pose. Inhale to lift the spine back to vertical. Exhale to release the arms and legs.

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