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Parivritta Janu Sirsasana
(Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose)

How to perform Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose

Bend your knee as far out to the side as you can and keep your sit-bones pointing downward as you stretch out sideways over your extended leg. Use a belt if necessary.

What is Parivritta Janu Sirsasana?

A seated, asymmetrical forward bend, Parivritta Janu Sirsasana is the variation of Janu Sirsasana that takes the body into a deeper side-twist. This variation is typically incorporated towards the end of a forward bending sequence, as it requires sufficient warming up of the side chest and back muscles.

When to use Parivritta Janu Sirasana?

The forward bends have a quieting effect overall on the mind and organs of perception. They are poses that can be undertaken if your energy levels are low or if you are recovering from an illness. Parivritta Janu Sirsasana, just like Janu Sirsasana, tones the liver and kidneys due to its twisting action. Working more intensely brings you into the dorsal spine. The setup of the legs opens the hip joint and brings space to the sacrum and pelvic areas.