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JANU SHIRSHASANA:  (Touching the Head on the Knee)

     In this yogic posture one leg has to be stretched out and the other should be at the knee.  'Janu' refers to the 'knee'. 'Shirsha' refers to the 'head'.

Technique

1.  Sit on the ground with the legs stretched (as in Fig. 20.0).

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2.  Slowly bend the left leg and place near the thigh of the right leg.  Stretch the arms forward and place near the right foot and hold with the hands.  Exhale slowly and move the trunk forward (refer Fig. 36.0).

JANU SHIRSHASANA:  (Touching the Head on the Knee)

3.  Exhale slowly and gradually move the trunk forward so that the chin is placed on the right leg (refer Fig. 36.1).

JANU SHIRSHASANA:  (Touching the Head on the Knee)

4.  Inhale slowly, raise the head and trunk.  Release the hand's grip and straighten the legs in order to comeback to normal position.

5.  Practice this exercise for both the legs.

Therapeutic Advantages:

1.  Practicing this exercise stimulates the liver and the spleen so that it particularly helps those suffering from constipation and indigestion.

2.  This helps to nourish the kidneys.

3. This is most beneficial for those suffering from enlargement of prostrate glands.

4.  This provides strength to the shoulder, leg and knees and cures the joints pain instantly.

5.  For those who are suffering from obesity in the region of stomach and hips, this exercise is more beneficial.

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