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Janushirshaasana

Samasthithi: Seated position, legs stretched out in front, back straight, hands supporting you at the sides.

Janushirshaasana Pose
Steps and Asanasthithi:
Inhale and bend the knees and bring the feet close to the thighs.
Exhale stretch the right leg out (should be stretched out at a 45-degree angle, the posture should look like a tick mark – knee should not be bent at all)
Inhale stretch the Hands out to the sides, parallel to ground at shoulder level
Exhale and bend towards the extended (right) side, right hand on the knee, left hand straight up, close to the head
Twist the upper arm inwards, turn the head and look at the middle of the left palm
Stay for 7 normal breaths
Exhale and come back to samasthithi & repeat the same on the other side as well.
Vision: Eyes open. Looking at the centre of the palm

Benefits:
Improves blood flow to pancreas (very helpful for Gestational Diabetes)
Improves blood flow towards kidney
Helps in strengthening the spine esp the lower back
Flexes the neck muscles
Stretches the spine and shoulders
Opens up the pelvis
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