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This asana is also called the Head-to-Knee Pose, the Head-to-Knee Forward Bend, and the Head-on-Knee Pose. Although this asana sounds similar to the Sirsasana, it has nothing in common with it and doesn’t look anything like it.

You must make sure to keep your stomach and bowels empty before you practice this asana. Have your meals at least four to six hours before you do the asana so that your food gets digested and there is enough energy for you to expend during the practice.

It is best to practice yoga first thing in the morning. But in the event you cannot work out in the morning, it is alright to practice it in the evening.

How to do it:

Sit with leg stretched and feet together. Bend the right leg placing the heel of the foot against the perineum and the sole of the foot against the inside of the left thigh.

Keep the spine erected and back muscles relax. Inhale and bring the arms up from the sideways, with exhalation bend from the hip and try and hold the big toe of the foot.

Hold the position for 5 breaths, and while returning inhale, come up and with exhalation bring the hands down. Be seated in the starting position.

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Benefits:

Stretches the hamstring muscle increases the flexibility in the hip joints.

Massages the abdominal organs like liver, pancreases, and entire pelvic region

Who should not do it: People suffering from hernia, slip-disk, high blood pressure and, sciatica

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