Hand clenching


  • 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.

I. Starting position (Sthiti): Dandasana

  • Hold both arms straight in front of the body at shoulder level, with the hands open and palms down.

II. Practice

  • Stretch the fingers as wide apart as possible.
  • Now close the fingers to form tight fists with the thumbs inside.
  • Wrap your fingers slowly around thumb.
  • Again open the hands and stretch the fingers.
  • Repeat ten times.


  • It can be practised even in vajrasana, cross legged sitting position, sitting on a chair or in tadasana.

III. Breathing

  • Inhale on opening the hands. Exhale on closing them.