Improved flexibility in Avabahuk (frozen Shoulder) by Yogic posture&Pratimarsha Nasya: a Case Study.


  • Anjali Turale Physician


Background: The shoulder joint is the most movable joint in the body. Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis. A condition that results in pain and stiffness of the shoulder joint.  The symptoms of this condition occurs gradually and become aggravated as time passes. The condition is usually known to resolve within a period of couple of year.

Need of study: Frozen shoulder is a painful and disabling disorder particularly in women after over the age of 40 years. As the condition worsens, the range of motion in the shoulder significantly reduces.

Aim: To study the effect of Yogasana in frozen shoulder.

Objective:To study the effect of Aasana in improvement of flexibility of shoulder joint.         

Material and methods: A 68 years old female presented with complaints of left shoulder joint pain, restriction of movement, weakness, pain radiating from left shoulder to the tip of finger since 15 days diagnosed as frozen shoulder at Swasthyarakshan Opd in Government Ayurved College, Nagpur. Patient was treated with combination of Yogasan (ansasandhisanchalan, manyasanchalan, parvatasan, tadasan, shavasan) followed by pratimarshnasyadaily on the basis of goniometer scale. Pain gradually started reducing after 4 months and complete relief after 1 year.


1) Shoulder joint pain was reduced.

2) Restriction of movement was also reduced.

3) Weakness was reduced.

4) Goniometric scale showed marked improvement.

Conclusion: regular Yogasana (related Ansasandhi) is beneficial in frozen shoulder.

keywords: frozen shoulder, Yogasan, Pratimarshnasya, adhesive capsulitis .


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Turale, A. (2023). Improved flexibility in Avabahuk (frozen Shoulder) by Yogic posture&Pratimarsha Nasya: a Case Study. Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM), 10(6). Retrieved from