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Gas Release Pose… You may end up hearing the sound…

A predominant and embarrassing concern that a lot of people are suffering from is ‘Flatulence’. Feeling gassy, bloated and thus uncomfortable has become an everyday issue for most. This particular posture has the power to rescue us from this issue. People afflicted with Gas, Acidity, Indigestion swear by this posture. Further, even the ones who are not victims of these conditions end up with a ‘relief’ while performing this posture. Pawanmuktasana, in general, makes a part of ‘Sukshma Vyayama’ i.e. warming up exercises. It is practiced regularly in all yoga classes. In fact, ‘Pawan + Mukt + Asana’ = ‘Wind + Release + Pose’ is named because of one of its most evident consequences – i.e. ‘wind release.’ As we can see from the spinal position of the posture, pressing the thigh puts pressure on the abdominal areas predominately. This not only helps release blockages but also the ‘accumulated air’ from the intestinal areas. Additionally, it massages the chest, diaphragm, spleen and the related areas. As a result, the accumulated toxins are excreted, making space for free flow of energy, which in turn, rejuvenates the functioning of these organs. Furthermore, the very conscious effort made to push the ‘end part of the back of spine,’ firmly on the floor, using the abdominal muscular strength, as a tool, along with, the subtle rolling of the hips towards the ceiling and then ‘in’ towards the body, creates good traction on the lower back and releases all the tension and pain from this area. Hence, this is an important posture for back and core strength too. Make this multifaceted asan a part of your regular practice. You can also practice dwipada pawanmuktasa and check our blog on ‘Tale of Acidity’ for solving your problem from the root. Next time, you have any kind of such ‘uneasiness’, just perform this posture and you can witness immediate release from that ‘Bechani (uneasiness)’. Connect with us at

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Shammi Gupta, founder of Shammi’s Yogalaya holds an MA in Yoga Shastra, is a certified Yogic Therapist and Naturopath, has completed an Advanced Yoga Course and holds a Diploma in Yoga Education from Mumbai University. She is a certified trainer from American College of Sports Medicine and holds an MBA in HR & MBA in Finance from The University of Akron, Ohio, USA. She conducts Health Awareness Workshops for Corporate, Yogasana Workshops for Athletes and Yoga Therapy Workshops on different medical issues for patients. Among the celebrities Shammi trains are eminent personalities from the film and television industry and corporate world.

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