revolved head to knee

parivrtta janu sirsasana

Revolved head to knee posture opens the hips and stretches the side of the body from the hips to the fingertips.

From a seated position extend the right leg out 45 degrees towards the corner of the room.

Bring the left foot in close to the hips. Extend the right arm over the right leg with the right palm facing up.

Inhale reach the left fingers up towards the ceiling, lifting out of the hips.

Exhale and arch over to the right, reaching the left fingers towards the right foot, bringing the left arm directly over the left ear.

Keep the left shoulder pressing back, allowing the chest to stay open and facing forward.

 Keep the chin off the chest, looking forward or up at the ceiling.

 Breathe and hold for 2-6 breaths.

To release: inhale and reach the left fingers up towards the ceiling, exhale release the arm down.

Repeat on other side.

Hold on to the leg / ankle / toes with one or both hands or use a yoga strap around the foot holding on with one or both hands