Yogasana: Janu Sirsasana #atozchallenge

Β My theme for this year’s Β #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 πŸ™‚

Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Forward Bend)


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I used to do this a lot better when I was younger – touch my toes and restΒ my nose onΒ 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 πŸ˜›

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!

Previous Posts:
A: Always Stretch – Anjaneyasana
B: Being a Wannabe Crow
C: Chakrasana
D: Dandasana
E: Eight Angle Pose
F: Fallen Angel Pose
G: Garudasana
H: Handstand
I : Inversion

14 thoughts on “Yogasana: Janu Sirsasana #atozchallenge

  1. Before I developed hypothyroidism, I was able to touch my nose to my knees, with both legs together (straight out). I can’t do that now. I can still touch my nose to one knee at a time. though haven’t tried that particular pose on top.
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com

  2. Hehehe. I love that you painted your nails for this post. I’d have totally done that, and worn a thumb ring for good measure. And omg, I creaked a bit, but could totally touch my nose to my knee!

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