Bound Head to Knee Pose-Baddha Janusirsasana
Benefits: Calms the brain, relieves depression. Stretches the spine, shoulders, hamstrings and groins. Stimulates the liver and kidneys. Improves digestion. Relieves symptoms of menopause, anxiety, fatigue, headache and menstrual discomfort. Therapeutic for high blood pressure, insomnia, and sinusitis. Strengthens back muscles.
Sit on a blanket or mat on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Bend your right knee and bring the sole of your foot to your left inner thigh. Pretend you have one leg and try to evenly align your torso over your left leg.
Lengthen through both side waists. Bring the Jevin in the right hand and hook it to the outside of the left foot to assist you. Keep your legs firm, your navel pulling back toward your spine and your chest pulling toward your toes. Keep shifting the waist to the left. Use the Jevin to help you keep the shoulders pinned down your back, preventing them from rounding forward. Breathe smoothly and deeply. you can also hook the jevin onto the bent leg thigh and allow it to assist in the twist.