Janusirsasana is a type of forward bending posture. Janusirsasana falls under sitting posture of asanas.
Sanskrit meaning of Janusirsasana is a head to knee touching asana.
Janu means Knee, sir means Head. So you will bending forward to touch your head to the knee.
This is a basic level yogasana which can be performed by anyone who has just started off with yogasana.
It would take time to stretch your body to a stage where you head touches the knee. So be patient with the process.
You can use the yogasana mat suggested below and the yoga dress for your convenience.
Janusirsasana strengthens your vertebral columns, and shoulders.
It will also help strengthen your hamstrings, and groin.
It’s main effect is on the back.
6 Scientific benefits of Janusirsasana
Below are the scientific benefits of uttanasa.
- More Benfits for Preganant Women
Pregnant women can get highly benefited from this asana as it stretches the back and improves the stamina.
- Sleep related problems
Sleep related problems such as insomnia will be resolved.
- Stress Buster
If you have too much of strees this aasana will help you relive it.
- Reduced Menstrual and menopausal disorders
As it’s effect is high in the reproductive organs, it cures the disorders related to menstrual and menopausal.
- Soothes the Mind
Janusirsasana calms down the mind and give you a better clarity of mind.
- Relaxes the Whole body
Since it is one of the most effective aasanas, it’s effect is on the whole body and relaxes the body.
- Stimulate Kidneys and Liver
Janusirsasana stimulates the kidneys and liver.
- Stretches Hamstrings and Shoulders
Janusirsasana helps in stretching hamstrings and shoulders too.
- Get rid of depression
If you are a in a depression, Janusirsasana is a perfect asana for helping you come out of depression.
How to do the Janusirsasana?
Here is a step by step procedure on how to do the Janusirsasana.
If you are beginner, you can use the yoga strap and try bending forward.
Once you become perfect at it, you can slowly increase your bending length till you reach the floor.
Till then try to use the yoga strap for your convenient.
Please do watch the below video for better clarity on the Janusirsasana on how to perform it.