Yogis, yogis, yogis!

It is Yoga Tuesday and today I bring you Janu Sirsasana, Head to Knee Pose.  This is a great, great seated forward bend.  It is a very restful pose especially if you support your head.  Use a blanket, bolster, block, or a chair to support your forehead while you stretch your hamstrings and release your groins and hips.

Now there is a caution, it is not a good pose for people who have back pain.  Why, because most of us have tight hamstrings and tight hips and so our pelvis cannot rotate.  When the pelvis cannot rotate, the low back muscles are strained and the vertebrae are stressed.  As the hamstrings become more flexible and the hips and psoas release, you will be able to bend forward without strain.

Enjoy!

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