Wrist Bending in Yoga also known as Manibandha Naman is a part of the Pawanmuktasana series 1 ( Antirheumatic group ) mentioned in “Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha” by Swami Satyananda Saraswati that focuses on hands. It is a simple asana, usually practiced at the starting to easily get into more complex asanas.
How To Do Wrist Bending in Yoga – Manibandha Naman
- Sit in a cross-legged pose.
- Stretch the arms in front of the body at shoulder level.
- Keep the palms open and fingers straight throughout the entire practice.
- Bend the hands backward from the wrists as if pressing the palms against a wall with the fingers pointing toward the ceiling.
- Bend the hands forward from the wrists so that the fingers point toward the floor.
- Keep the elbows straight throughout the practice.
- Do not bend the knuckle joints or fingers.
- Bend the hands up again for the next round.
- Repeat 10 times.
Breathing Pattern while doing Wrist Bending in Yoga – Manibandha Naman
- Inhale while opening the hands.
- Exhale while closing the hands.
Benefits of Wrist Bending in Yoga – Manibandha Naman
There are many benefits of wrist bending (manibandha naman). The primary benefit of it is to relieve tension and stiffness in your wrists, hands, and fingers.
- Stop if any unusual pain is experienced.
Antirheumatic Yoga Poses – Pawanmuktasana Part 1
The antirheumatic poses in yoga also known as Pawanmuktasana series part 1 are a group of poses concerned with loosening up the joints of the body. These poses are excellent for those debilitated by rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart problems, or other ailments where vigorous physical exercise is not advised. Pawanmuktasana parts 1,2,3 in Yoga is one of the most important groups of yoga poses or yoga asanas that have a very profound effect on the human body and mind and is thus a most useful tool for the yogic management of various disorders and maintenance of health.