Head to Knee Pose (Janu Sirsasana)

Piling on the stuffing or going for that second slice of pumpkin pie can call for some major yoga Rx! Choosing twisting poses like Janu Sirsasana is great way to send some love to ourdigestive system. Each time we twist, we compress and release our digestive organs allowing old blood, bile and lymph fluid to flow out and fresh blood to flow in.

By doing this, this pose can help relieve constipation and gas.

In addition, Janu Sirsasana is stimulating for the kidneys and liver. So it may aid in detoxification. Our legs, upper back and shoulders will also get a nice stretch relieving tension and stress. When we do this pose we are forced to focus on our breathing, which helps us calm our mind and feel more at ease. Women who experience menstrual discomfort or are going through menopause, should practice this pose.

This pose is not recommended or special precaution should be taken, if you have diarrhea, asthma, or knee and lower back injuries. If you are new to this pose or yoga, you might want to consult with a trained instructor before attempting.