What is Urdhvamukha Janu Sirsasana (Upward facing bent knee pose)
- This asana is a creative adaptation of the classic pose.
- in this version, the back is erect and the head is tilted back.
- in Sanskrit, the word urdhvamukha means “facing up.”
- in this pose, the action of the eyes facing up, synchronized with the upward movement of the head, stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands.
- This movement also helps to refresh the mind.
Benefits of Urdhvamukha Janu Sirsasana
- Relieves lower and middle backaches
- Reduces stiffness in the neck tones the kidneys and the abdominal organs
- Relieves hemorrhoids massages the reproductive and pelvic organs, improving their functioning
- Prevents prostate gland enlargement
- Regulates menstrual flow and relieves menstrual disorders
- Corrects a prolapsed uterus
Contraindications and Cautions
- Excessive tiredness
- Low blood pressure
- stress related headaches
- Eye strain
- if you have osteoarthritis of the knees, place a block under your bent knee.