Wind Relieving Pose

Pavanmuktasana

Wind Relieving Pose

What is Wind Relieving Pose?

Wind relieving pose, or pavanmuktasana in Sanskrit, is a supine pose used to stimulate digestion and relieve gas. The legs are drawn in toward the belly and the nose lifted toward the knees. In some schools, the breath is held so that the thighs press against and stimulate the inflated belly.

Instructions

  • Lie on the back.
  • Exhale and draw the knees toward the chest, hugging the shins.
  • Inhale and lift the nose toward the knees.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.

Cautions

  • No known cautions

Benefits of Wind Relieving Pose

  • Relieves gas
  • Stimulates digestion
  • Stretches the spine
  • Stimulates the manipura (solar plexus chakra)

Wind Relieving Pose Details

Sanskrit Name
Pavanmuktasana
Pronunciation
pah-wahn-mook-TAH-sah-nah
Pose Level
Beginner
Drishti
Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
Pose Type
Forward Bends
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