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Elbow Rotation in Yoga - Kehuni Chakra, How to do Elbow Rotation in Yoga - Kehuni Chakra, benefits of Elbow Rotation in Yoga - Kehuni Chakra , and precautions.

Elbow Rotation in Yoga – Kehuni Chakra

Elbow Rotation in Yoga also known as Kehuni Chakra is a part of the Pawanmuktasana series 1 ( Antirheumatic group ) mentioned in “Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha” by Swami Satyananda Saraswati that focuses on elbow joints. It is a simple asana, usually practiced at the starting to easily get into more complex asanas.

How to do Elbow Rotation in Yoga – Kehuni Chakra

  • Sit in a cross-legged pose. Stretch the right arm in front of the body at shoulder level. The right hand can be open, or loosely closed.
  • Support the right upper arm with the left hand.
  • Bend the right arm at the elbow, rotating the elbow joint so that the lower arm and hand move clockwise.
  • Keep the upper arm steady and parallel to the floor.
  • The movement should be smooth. The fingers should almost touch the right shoulder as they move past. Practise slowly 10 times clockwise and then 10 times anti­ clockwise.
  • Gently lower the right arm.
  • Repeat on the other side.

Breathing pattern while doing Elbow Rotation in Yoga – Kehuni Chakra

  • Inhale on the upward stroke.
  • Exhale on the downward stroke.

Benefits of Elbow Rotation in Yoga – Kehuni Chakra

  • Loosens and mobilizes the elbow joint.

Precautions

  • Should not practice if suffering from elbow injury.

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