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Shoulder Socket Rotation in Yoga - Skandha Chakra, How to do Shoulder Socket Rotation in Yoga - Skandha Chakra, benefits of Shoulder Socket Rotation in Yoga - Skandha Chakra, and precautions.

Shoulder Socket Rotation in Yoga – Skandha Chakra

Skandha Chakra (shoulder socket rotation) is a part of the Pawanmuktasana series 1 ( Antirheumatic group ) mentioned in “Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha” by Swami Satyananda Saraswati that focuses on shoulder socket joints. It is a simple asana, usually practiced at the starting to easily get into more complex asanas.

How to do Shoulder Socket Rotation in Yoga – Skandha Chakra

Stage I

  • Remain in a cross-legged pose.
  • Place the fingers of the right hand on the right shoulder. 
  • Keep the left hand on the left knee and the back straight. Rotate the right elbow in a large circle.
  • Practice 10 times clockwise and 10 times anti-clockwise. Repeat with the left elbow.
  • Make sure that the head, trunk and spine remain straight and still.

Stage 2

  • Place the fingers of the left hand on the left shoulder and the fingers of the right hand on the right shoulder.
  •  Fully rotate both elbows at the same time in a large circle. 
  • Try to touch the elbows in front of the chest on the forward movement and touch the ears while moving up. 
  • Stretch the arms back in the backward movement and touch the sides of the trunk while coming down.
  • Practise slowly 10 times clockwise and then 10 times anti-clockwise.

Breathing pattern while doing Shoulder Socket Rotation in Yoga – Skandha Chakra

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

Benefits of Shoulder Socket Rotation in Yoga – Skandha Chakra

  • Relieve the strain of driving and office work.
  • Relieve the pressure in cervical spondylitis and frozen shoulder.
  • Maintain the shape of the shoulders and chest.

Precautions

  • Stop if any unusual pain is experienced.
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