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Pavanamuktasana, Wind-Relieving Pose,[1][2] Wind Removing Pose,[3] or Wind Liberating Pose[4] is an asana.


The name comes from the Sanskrit words pavan meaning "wind", mukta meaning "relieve"[5] and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat".[6]


The knees and thighs are pressed against the chest and belly in this asana. The gas trapped in the large intestine gets released in this asana. It is being used to foretell the strength and power of the wind from within.


It helps in passing the gas,which is blocked in your intestine. It creates space for fresh air in the body to create maximum utilization of the bodily resources. This improves the digestion system and helps have good motion.


Some sources will differentiate between double leg, Dwi Pada Pavanamuktasana (dwi = "two", pada = "leg"), and single leg, Eka Pada Pavanamuktasana (eka = "one", pada = "leg") forms.[7]

Salamba Eka Pada Pavanamuktasana is Supported One-Legged Wind-Relieving Pose.[8]

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  1. ^ Active Interest Media, Inc. (October 2008). Yoga Journal. Active Interest Media, Inc. p. 24. ISSN 0191-0965. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Pole, Sebastian (2006). Ayurvedic medicine: the principles of traditional practice. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-443-10090-1. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pavanamuktasana - Wind removing pose". Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  4. ^ Brahmachari, Dhirendra (June 1970). Yogāsana vijñāna: The science of yoga. Asia Pub. House. p. 136. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Pavanamuktasana Yoga Asanas". Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  6. ^ Sinha, S.C. (1 June 1996). Dictionary of Philosophy. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 18. ISBN 978-81-7041-293-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Pavana Mukta Asana - The Wind-Release Pose". Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  8. ^ Active Interest Media, Inc. (December 2003). Yoga Journal. Active Interest Media, Inc. p. 91. ISSN 0191-0965. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 

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