Elbow Rotation in Yoga (Kehuni Chakra) is an easy beginner pose used to open up the elbow and shoulder joints.
|English Name of the pose||Elbow Rotation|
|Sanskrit Name of the pose||Kehuni Chakra|
|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.|
|Precautions||Loosed the elbow joint. It’s also beneficial for the shoulders.|
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.
- Should not practice if suffering from elbow injury.