What a mouthful! Actually, every of the postures’ name in Sanskrit is.
This pose is probably my weakest.
Because I run, my hamstrings are sooo tight that I have great difficulty in straightening my leg. Even if its stretched fully for a few seconds, I would be very happy indeed. The muscles are really tight and the very next day, I will ache like mad. Good sign, no?
Check out the lady in the video, i am probably like the others around her struggling 🙂
Standing Head to Knee Pose Benefits
- This posture improves the flexibility of the sciatic nerves and strengthens the hamstrings and leg muscles.
- It also works the muscles of the back, the biceps and the triceps.
- It helps to squeeze and flush out the internal abdominal organs, such as the gall bladder, pancreas and spleen, as well as the uterus and overies.
This has to be my weakest pose ever. Even my bff who has been practicing for a year can do it better than me.
It’s hard to straighten it out when your legs feel like a dead log of wood but it sure feels damn good when I can hold it for a few seconds 🙂 Also, my hamstrings ache crazily the day after. Am not sure if you would go through the same “aches” as me but I can definitely say that this pose is one of the harder ones in the class.