Kehuni Naman (elbow bending) is a part of the Pawanmuktasana series 1 ( Antirheumatic group ) mentioned in “Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha” by Swami Satyananda Saraswati that focuses on the elbow joint. It is a simple asana, usually practiced at the starting to easily get into more complex asanas.
How To Do Elbow Bending in Yoga – Kehuni Naman
- Sit in a cross-legged pose (Sukhasana). You can also sit in the above-mentioned position
- Stretch the arms in front of the body at shoulder level.
- The hands should be open with the palms facing up.
- Bend the arms at the elbows and touch the fingers to the shoulders.
- Keep the upper arm parallel to the floor. Straighten the arms again.
- This is one round. Repeat 10 times.
Breathing Pattern while doing Elbow Bending in Yoga – Kehuni Naman
- Inhale while straightening the arms.
- Exhale while bending the arms.
Benefits of Elbow Bending in Yoga – Kehuni Naman
- Loosens and mobilizes the elbow joint.
- Should not practice if suffering from an elbow injury.