JANU SHIRSHASANA: (Touching the Head on the
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'.
1. Sit on the ground with the legs stretched (as in
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.
3. Exhale slowly and gradually move the trunk forward
so that the chin is placed on the right leg (refer Fig. 36.1).
4. Inhale slowly, raise the head and trunk.
Release the hand's grip and straighten the legs in order to comeback to normal
5. Practice this exercise for both the legs.
1. Practicing this exercise stimulates the liver and
the spleen so that it particularly helps those suffering from constipation and
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.