Head to Knee pose is the 24th posture that we do in the series. It’s the end of class and you’re very warmed up, so take advantage of this posture. Head to Knee is a combination of the Standing Head to Knee and Rabbit postures. It is also preparation for the Stretching posture, the 25th posture in the series.
Ideally in Head to Knee your forehead is on your knee and your fingers are interlocked around your foot as your heel lifts off the floor in the air (see photo above). But the reality may be very different. So follow these steps in order.
1. Make an “L” shape with your legs the best you can.
2. Turn and grab the foot of your extended leg. If you can’t grab your foot with your leg straight, then bend your knee a lot to get the grip.
3. Flex your foot and try to lift your heel off the floor.
4. Keep flexing your foot and touch your forehead to your knee, even if your knee is bent.
5. Bring your elbows next to your calf muscle and keep pushing your knee down with your forehead.
The Head to Knee helps to balance the blood sugar level. It improves flexibility of the sciatic nerves, ankles, knees, and hip joints. It improves digestion and enhances the proper functioning of the kidneys.