Kehuni Naman is a simple yet powerful yoga practice that involves bending the elbows in a way that activates and balances the energy of the heart chakra (Anahata Chakra) and the arm chakra (Bhuja Chakra). This practice is also known as elbow bending.
|English Name of the pose||Elbow Bending|
|Sanskrit Name of the pose||Kehuni Naman|
|Meaning||The term “Kehuni” can be translated to mean “elbow” and “Naman” means “salutation” or “bowing down.” Therefore, Kehuni Naman can be translated as “salutation or bowing down with the elbows” or “elbow salutation.”|
|Body Part||Elbow, Hands|
|Category||Pawanmuktasana Series 1|
|Category (English)||Antirheumatic yoga poses|
|Breathing Pattern||Inhale while straightening the arms. Exhale while bending the arms.|
|Benefits||Loosens and mobilizes the elbow joint. It’s a great yoga pose for warm-up. Helps improve blood circulation in the arms and shoulders. It also helps if you have carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow.|
|Precautions||Should not practice if suffering from an elbow injury.|
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.