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This yoga pose, as its name suggests, is exceptional for releasing stomach gas. Pavanamuktasana is pronounced as PUH-vuhn-mukt-AAHS-uh-nuh.

Pavana = wind, mukta = relieve or release, Asana = Posture or Pose

How to do Wind-Relieving Pose (Pavanamuktasana)

  1. Lie on your back with your feet together and arms next to your body.
  2. Breathe in and also as you exhale, bring your ideal knee to your upper body and also press the thigh on your abdominal area with clasped hands.
  3. Breathe in again and also as you breathe out, lift your head as well as upper body off the floor and touch your chin to your right knee.
  4. Hold it there, as you take deep, long breaths in and also out. Checkpoint: As you exhale, tighten up the grasp of the hands on the knee and also boost the pressure on the breast. As you breathe in, loosen the grip.
  5. As you breathe out, come back to the ground and also relax.

  6. Repeat this position with the left leg and afterwards with both the legs together.
  7. You may rock backwards and forwards or roll from side to side 3-5 times then relax.

Wind-Relieving Posture (Pavanamuktasana) develops a component of Padma Sadhana, a special series yoga exercise poses, instructed in Art of Silence (Part-2 Program) and DSN Course.

Benefits of Wind-Relieving Posture (Pavanamuktasana)

  • Strengthens the back and also abdominal muscles
  • Tones the leg and arm muscles
  • Massages the intestinal tracts and other body organs in the abdomen
  • Helps in food digestion as well as release of gas
  • Enhances blood circulation in the hip joints as well as alleviates stress in the lower back


Avoid exercising Wind-Relieving Posture (Pavanamuktasana) if you are encountering the complying with health and wellness problems: high blood pressure, heart trouble, hyperacidity, rupture, slide disc, testicle problem, menstruation, neck and back problems, and after the second trimester of pregnancy.