Antirheumatic Group

About Antirheumatic Group

This series of practices, taken from Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati, loosen up all the major joints in the body.

Each joint has its own particular asana, and some joints, like the ankles, have multiple asanas to promote their full range of motion.

Classically these postures are performed in a sequential order from the toes to the neck, however, they can be practiced individually to warm up particular joints in preparation for
stronger practices. Mobilizing the joints in this way promotes the flow of synovial fluid, a liquid that revitalizes the tissue and protects the joint from degeneration.

These asanas are excellent for those with rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart problems or other ailments where vigorous physical exercise is not advised. Because they are simple and easy to do their potency can often be overlooked, but they are powerful!

Each movement is an opportunity to delve deeper into yourself, to heighten the awareness of the body, breath and mind.

Seated Base position

Toe bending

Ankle bending

Ankle rotation

Ankle crank

Kneecap contraction

Knee bending

Knee crank

Half butterfly

Hip rotation

Full butterfly

Hand clenching

Wrist bending

Wrist joint rotation

Elbow bending

Elbow rotation

Shoulder socket rotation

Neck movements