Pavanamuktasana Wind Releasing Yoga Pose

11 October 2023 by
Editorial team

Pavanamuktasana, also known as the Wind-Releasing Pose, is a gentle yoga posture that aids digestion and promotes overall well-being. Here’s how to practice it:

Position and Readiness:

  • We will explore the lying position for this asana.
  • Lie down on your back on the floor.
  • Keep your palms facing downward and close to your body.
  • Bring your heels and toes together, allowing them to relax.
  • Keep your entire body straight and gaze toward the ceiling. Breathe normally.


  1. Lift one knee up toward your chest.
  2. Place the same-side hand on the ankle and the other hand on the knee.
  3. Pull the knee gently toward your chest without pulling on the ankle.
  4. Maintain the posture without tensing any muscles.
  5. Continue normal breathing and stay in this position for 6 to 8 seconds.
  6. Slowly release by moving your hands back to the normal position and returning the leg to its original position.
  7. Repeat the same process with the other leg pressed against your chest or stomach.


  • Improved Circulation: Pavanamuktasana helps return stagnant lymph and venous blood, preventing tiredness and cramps.
  • Deepens Digestion: It activates the pancreas and other abdominal organs, relieving wind troubles and acidity.
  • Joint Mobility: The pose loosens the hip joints.
  • Abdominal Activation: It engages the abdominal muscles and intestines, aiding in digestion and relieving constipation.
  • Caution for Certain Conditions: People who have undergone abdominal surgery or suffer from hernia and piles should consult a yoga expert before practicing this asana. Pregnant women should also avoid it.

Remember to practice mindfully and enjoy the benefits of Pavanamuktasana! 🌬️🧘‍♀️

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