By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Pavanamuktasana – wind relieving pose or wind liberating pose is a reclined pose. It helps to release trapped gas from your intestine and hence the name. It is also called as Vatayanasana. This pose may be combined with Ardha Pavanamuktasana to tap more benefits. The combo is extremely effective.
This pose relieves your body and mind off its pressures and relaxes them to a great extent.
Doing it early in the morning before getting out of the bed will enhance the smoothness and efficiency of your bodily functions and keep you fit and healthy throughout the day.
The practitioner bends both legs and hugs them into the body with arms wrapped around the shins. He would tuck his chin towards the chest. He may also lift his head towards the knees.
Read – Yogasana – Spiritual, Physical And Mental Benefits, Classification