Knee rotation

Knee rotation



  • Sit with both legs stretched, heels together.
  • Place the palms on the floor by the side of the buttocks.
  • Make the spine, neck and head erect.
  • Close the eyes.

l.Starting position (Sthiti): Dandasana

ll. Practice

  • Lift up the right thigh.
  • Bring the right knee to 90 o
  • Support the thigh with interlocked hands.
  • Keep the right leg parallel to the ground.
  • Now, rotate the right lower leg around the knee joint five times clockwise and five times anti clockwise.
  • Practise with normal breathing.
  • Bring back the right leg down on the floor.
  • Now repeat the same with the left leg.


  • While rotating allow the leg below the knee to hang freely.
  • It can be done, even while sitting in a chair or at the edge of a cot.
  • With this practice of knee rotation there is no risk of injuring the knee joint.