Yoga Pose: Standing Head to Knee (Preparation)

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  • Standing Head to Knee (Preparation)

  • Category:
    Standing / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    From a standing position the weight is balanced on one leg while the other leg is bent at the knee and pulled in close to the torso. The palms meet under the sole of the foot and the fingers are interlaced under the foot (including the thumb) in preparation for Standing Head to Knee (Daṇḍayamana Jānushīrāsana) pose. The spine is straight and the gaze is forward.

  • Benefits:

    Calms the brain and helps relieve mild depression. Stretches the spine, shoulders, hamstrings and groins Stimulates the liver and kidneys. Improves digestion. Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause. Relieves anxiety, fatigue, headache and menstrual discomfort. Therapeutic for high blood pressure, insomnia and sinusitis.