Wind-Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasana)


Abdominal gas is one of the most common health nuisances, but yoga offers a very simple solution to get rid of abdominal gas – Wind-Relieving Pose or Pawanmuktasana. The Sanskrit word “pavana” means “wind”, “mukta” means relieve or release, and asana means pose or posture. As the name of this yoga pose suggests, it is perhaps the best way to release abdominal gas. 

How to perform Wind-Relieving Pose or Pawanmuktasana:

First Step: Simply, lie on your back keeping your feet in concert and arms beside your body.

Second Step: Take a long breath and as you exhale, bring your right knee in the direction of your chest and press down the thigh on your belly with clasped hands as shown in the picture.

Third Step: Take a long breathe again and as you breathe out, lift your head and chest off the floor and bring your chin in touch with to your right knee as shown in the picture.

Fourth Step: Hold your body in this position for sometime, while keeping inhaling and exhaling. Tighten the grip of the hands on the knee and raise the pressure on your chest. Then, take a deep breathe, and slightly loosen the grip. 

Fifth Step: As you breathe out, bring your body back to the ground and relax.

Repeat all the aforementioned steps with your left leg and then with both legs together.

Wind-Relieving Pose or Pawanmuktasana offers a lot of health benefits including relief from abdominal gas as well as headache or pressure in head caused by abdominal gas.
 

4/07/2016
Wind-Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasana)

Abdominal gas is one of the most common health nuisances, but yoga offers a very simple solution to get rid of abdominal gas – Wind-Relieving Pose or Pawanmuktasana. The Sanskrit word “pavana” means “wind”, “mukta” means relieve or release, and asana means pose or posture. As the name of this yoga pose suggests, it is perhaps the best way to release abdominal gas. 

How to perform Wind-Relieving Pose or Pawanmuktasana:

First Step: Simply, lie on your back keeping your feet in concert and arms beside your body.

Second Step: Take a long breath and as you exhale, bring your right knee in the direction of your chest and press down the thigh on your belly with clasped hands as shown in the picture.

Third Step: Take a long breathe again and as you breathe out, lift your head and chest off the floor and bring your chin in touch with to your right knee as shown in the picture.

Fourth Step: Hold your body in this position for sometime, while keeping inhaling and exhaling. Tighten the grip of the hands on the knee and raise the pressure on your chest. Then, take a deep breathe, and slightly loosen the grip. 

Fifth Step: As you breathe out, bring your body back to the ground and relax.

Repeat all the aforementioned steps with your left leg and then with both legs together.

Wind-Relieving Pose or Pawanmuktasana offers a lot of health benefits including relief from abdominal gas as well as headache or pressure in head caused by abdominal gas.