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Pavanamuktasana – Wind Relieving Pose

Pavanamuktasana, or wind relieving pose, is a beginner level position that aims to stretch your abdominal muscles, spine and hip flexors.

 

Pavanamuktasana uses the stretching of the abdominal muscles to help relieve you from trapped wind. It also assists in easing the passage of your food through your intestines. Regular use of this pose will also improve your posture overtime as it slowly stretches and elongates the curvature of your spine.

 

However, if you have recently suffered from any abdominal injury (such as a hernia) or have had to undergo abdominal surgery then you should always consult a doctor before attempting the position. If possible, always arrange to learn this position under the supervision of an experienced teacher.

 

Instructions for Pavanamuktasana
  • To carry out this pose you will need a yoga mat or something similar to prevent damage of the vertebrae. Begin by lying flat in the corpse pose. Raise your right knee and hold it close to your chest with your hands positioned just below the knee
  • Simultaneously inhale with the movement of your knee, then hold the breath once correctly positioned
  • Next, you should raise your head and shoulders whilst slowly exhaling.  Your movement should mimic that of a crunch or a sit up. Once again, hold the breath once the correct position is assumed. Gradually, exhale whilst gently lowering your leg to the ground. Repeat these steps for the left knee
  • Repeat up to five times for each side of the body

 

Required Preparatory Poses 

 

Follow-Up Poses Include:

 

Synonyms of PavanamuktasanaWind Relieving Pose
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