Sit with legs straight
on the arms, wrists and fingers
each variation 5-10 times
Sitting with legs straight. The back is straight but relaxed and hands rest on the thighs. Raise the arms forward to shoulder height with palms facing down. During the entire exercise the arms remain stretched forward.
Variation A - Spreading the Fingers:
>Breathing normally firstly close the fingers into a fist with the thumb inside and then spread them wide. Repeat this movement 10 times.
Variation B - Fist Circling:
>Close the fingers into fists with the thumbs inside. Breathing normally perform circling movements with the fists. Make 5 circling movements in each direction.
Variation C - Flexing and Extending the Wrists:
>Breathing normally alternately bend the hands up and down from the wrists, keeping the fingers straight. Repeat 5 - 10 times.
Variation D - Rotation of the Arms:
>The fingers are together, the palms face forwards and the fingertips point upwards. Breathing normally rotate the hands 5-10 times so that the fingertips alternately point inward and outward. After completing the exercise return to the starting position.
Encourages flexibility and circulation to the fingers, hands and arms. Strengthens the muscles of the wrists, arms, shoulders and back.
Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Improve Blood Circulation of Hands and Mobilise Finger Joints