Starting Position:
Sit with legs straight

on the hand and arm muscles

coordinated with the movement

5 times with each arm

Sit with the legs straight. The back is straight and hands rest on the thighs. >Inhaling stretch the left arm upwards and close the left hand into a fist with the thumb inside. >Exhaling tense the arm and keeping it straight, lower it slowly to the knee as though it were quite difficult to pull down. Relax the arm. >Alternate left and right arms.

The exercise strengthens the arm, hand and back muscles. It deepens the breath and promotes mobility of the shoulders.

Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Strengthen Arms and Shoulders
Asanas and Exercises to Improve Blood Circulation of Hands and Mobilise Finger Joints