One-Legged Wind-Relieving Pose

Definition - What does One-Legged Wind-Relieving Pose mean?

One-legged wind-relieving pose is a beginner-friendly yoga pose that massages the internal organs and releases tension in the lower back.

To enter this asana, begin laying face up on a yoga mat. Both legs are extended straight. Drawing the right leg in toward the chest, clasp both hands around the knee and pull it into the belly. To deepen the pose, lift the head and bring the knee to touch the forehead or the chin. Hold the pose for five to 10 breaths then release and repeat with the left leg.

The Sanskrit name for this pose is eka pada pavanamuktasana.

Yogapedia explains One-Legged Wind-Relieving Pose

One-legged wind-relieving pose stretches the neck, strengthens the knees, stretches the hips and helps to release gas from the large intestine. It is a relaxing asana and it is often incorporated into the final sequence of poses leading up to savasana.

The additional benefits of this pose include:

  • Tones abdominal muscles and builds core strength
  • Improves elimination
  • Stimulates digestion
  • Relieves wind
  • Releases lower back tension
  • Stretches the back of the neck
  • Massages the internal organs
  • Stretches the hips and groin

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