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Know your asana: Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana is twisted-head-to-knee forward bending pose. This restorative asana energises the body and mind, while toning the obliques. This asana is usually done at the end of a sequence once the body is really warmed up.

What is so special about this asana?

This asana  increases the flexibility of the thighs, hamstrings, thighs, hip joints,  arms and shoulders. While toning the exterior obliques.


The Swadhisthan chakra is associated with the realm of emotions. It’s the center of our feelings and sensations. It’s particularly active in our sexuality and the expression of our sensual and sexual desires

Benefits of Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

  • Reduces belly fat: Staying in the asana for 2-4 minutes help in toning up. Especially the external obliques.
  • Improves flexibility of the hamstrings and spine.
  • Stretches the spine, shoulders and hamstrings.
  • Stimulates the liver and kidneys
  • Relaxing asana: Forward bends are relaxing. Thus, they help in calming anxious minds and relaxing tensed bodies.


Twist and then pull your navel towards your spine, while bending.


Avoid in case of  diarrhea or serious knee-lower back injury.

Forwards bends, while twisting helps in detoxifying the mind and the body.  Practice this asana especially, when you are feeling overwhelmed. 

Iti Jain

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