Standing head between knees pose

Utthia Janu Sirshasana

  • Stand with the feet shoulder width apart and arms beside the body.
  • Keep the back and head aligned, bend forward from the hips and lower the abdomen toward the thighs.
  • Wrap the arms around the outside of the legs and either clasp the hands behind the calves or interlock the fingers.
  • Lower the head toward the knees.
  • Keep the legs straight and use the arm muscles to gently pull the torso closer to the thighs.
  • Hold the pose for as long as comfortable then release the arms, engage the abdominal muscles and mindfully raise the body upright.
  • Practice up to 5 times.

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