Passive rotation of toes

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  • 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 or sitting in a chair

II.  Practice

  • Bend the right leg at the knee, place the right foot on the left thigh.
  • Move each toe with the left hand (i.e. passive movement ) bending them forward and backward, right and left followed by clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation 5 times each.
  • Then hold all the toes with the left hand, rotate and bend them forward and backward 5 to 10 rounds.
  • Repeat the same practice with the left foot.


  • While practising with individual toes, pull them outwards with the hand before moving them.
  • If necessary, the instructor does the passive movement for the patient.