My theme for this year’s #atozchallenge is – 26 Yogasana. So brace yourself for 26 days of stretching, backbends and inversions, as I take you along my upside down evenings, sincerely hoping that you will find these posts helpful 🙂
Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Forward Bend)
I used to do this a lot better when I was younger – touch my toes and rest my nose on the knees. These days I need to a do a proper warmup before my chin comfortably touches my knee. A mistake I used to do before was not keeping my spine neutral. To prevent rounding of spine, push your chest and chin forward, and lean towards your legs only uptil your stretching limit. Don’t force yourself to touch the knees. Hold the pose for few breaths and come back to the sitting position. I usually repeat this few more times and then move to other stretching exercises.
Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
Wanna know a fun fact – I painted my nails just for this picture 😛
Disclaimer: I am not an Instructor or Yoga teacher, only a regular Hatha Yoga practitioner who is passionate about fitness. I am writing this series to detail my learning and experience during the practice. Please consult a Physician/Doctor before starting any exercise regime as some of the poses might contradict with your existing medical issues, for example injuries related to spinal cord, knee, ankle, wrists, neck, medical conditions like Migraine, Diabetics, Asthma etc.
Stay Strong and Humble. Namaste!