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Revolved Head-To-Knee

Revolved Head-To-Knee pose is a tricky seated sidebend that stretches the sides of the body and the backs of the legs and opens up the hips. It’s kissing cousins with Head-To-Knee pose, which also stretches the calves and hamstrings and externally rotates the hips. I recommend that, unless you are very flexible, you ensure that you are fully warmed up before practicing this pose.

REVOLVED HEAD-TO-KNEE BENEFITS

CATEGORY

SKILL LEVEL

  • Intermediate

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Set-Up

    Come to seated on your mat.

  • Action

    Bring your right leg out wide, flex your right foot and press the sole of your left foot against your right inner thigh. Inhale, sit up tall. Exhale, bring your right elbow and forearm inside your right leg, palm facing up. Inhale, sweep your left arm up. Exhale, bend to the right. 

  • Refinements

    Keep your right foot flexed and be careful not to let your top shoulder fall forward. 

  • Duration

    Hold the pose for 3-5 breaths on each side.

CONTRAINDICATIONS 

  • Avoid Revolved Head-To-Knee pose if you have a foot, ankle, knee or hip injury.

MASTER REVOLVED HEAD-TO-KNEE POSE

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