Urdhvamukha Janu Sirsasana (Upward facing bent knee pose) – 6 Benefits

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

  1. Relieves lower and middle backaches
  2. Reduces stiffness in the neck tones the kidneys and the abdominal organs
  3. Relieves hemorrhoids massages the reproductive and pelvic organs, improving their functioning
  4. Prevents prostate gland enlargement
  5. Regulates menstrual flow and relieves menstrual disorders
  6. Corrects a prolapsed uterus

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Excessive tiredness
  • Low blood pressure
  • stress related headaches
  • migraines
  • Eye strain
  • insomnia
  • diarrhea
  • if you have osteoarthritis of the knees, place a block under your bent knee.
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