Introduction: Pavanamuktasana – The Wind Releasing Pose
The meaning of the Sanskrit word Pavana stands for aura, air or wind and Mukta stands for exemption (freedom) or discharge (release), hence Pavanamuktasana is the known as “Wind Releasing Posture” as it helps in liberating entrapped digestive gas from the stomach and intestines.
The pronunciation of this asana is like pa-vana mook-tah-sa-na.
Benefits of Pavanamuktasana – The Wind Releasing Pose
- Constant practice of the Pavanamuktasana – The Wind Releasing Pose would help a lot in releasing gastrointestinal gas.
- All the gas formed during digestion process can be liberated.
- It is very beneficial in improving extra gastrointestinal troubles like stomach upset, acidity, constipation through arousing the abdominal muscle region.
- It also provoke hair regrowth.
- It helps in controlling body weight by reducing fats and cholesterol level.
Steps for Pavanamuktasana – The Wind Releasing Pose
- Lie down on the floor .
- Breathe in and slowly curve the right knee, pulling it more or less close the body with both your hands by interlinking your fingers exactly beneath the knee. Do not bend your left leg, keep the left leg fixed on the floor.
- Control the breathed in breath for a couple of seconds and then breathe out tardily through the nostrils and arise the backbone, shoulder joint/shoulder and head off the floor and try to touch the knee with the frontal bone(fore head)
- Control the breathed out breath for a couple of seconds and then tardily breathe in and bring back the backbone, shoulder joint and head to the floor. Keep holding the knee.
- Control the breathed in breath for a couple of seconds and then breathe out whilst bringing down right leg to the floor.
- Lie down fixed on the backbone in the shavasana for few secs and then iterate the asana with the left leg.
Arrest this pose for 3 to 5 seconds each and also repeat this asana for at least 3 to 5 times on both the side..