Pawanmuktasana (Gas Release Pose) – an easy guide

This blog is an easy guide by Lets Yoga about everything you need to know about Pawanmuktasana (Gas Release Pose) or (Wind Release Pose).

Feeling bloated just after waking up in the morning? Not to worry, Gas Release Pose is there for your help.

Doing this pose correctly will not only help you with your gas problems but also this pose has a lot of other benefits as mentioned here.

Pawanmuktasana (Gas Release Pose)
Pawanmuktasana (Gas Release Pose)

Pronunciation & Meaning

Try saying (PUH-vuhn-mukt-AHS-ahna)

In Pawanmuktasana, Pawan means Air/Wind, Mukta means Release/Free, and Asana means Pose/Posture. Therefore it is also known as the Gas Release Pose.

Step-By-Step Instructions for Gas Release Pose

How to do Gas Release Pose

Step 1

Start this posture with lying down on the floor with arms beside your body, palms facing the ceiling, and bring both your legs together.

Step 2

Bend both your knees and bring them towards your chest.

Step 3

Raise your hands, interlock your fingers, press your thighs on your abdomen.

Step 4

As you exhale, lift your head and chest off the floor, trying to touch your knees with your chin. Hold this final position for anywhere between 10-60 seconds and breathe normally.

Step 5

As you inhale, get back to the initial position. You can repeat this pose 2-3 times.

Benefits of Gas Release Pose

  • The pressure on the stomach releases any trapped gas in the stomach region.
  • Provides a good stretch to the back and the neck.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Helps in relieving constipation and gastric problems.
  • Improves blood circulation in the abdominal region.
  • Helps in losing bodyweight.

Precautions for Gas Release Pose

Gas Release Pose should be avoided if you have any serious back injuries, or piles or hernia, or have gone through any recent abdominal surgery. If you have any one of these problems then consider consulting a doctor or practice under the supervision of an experienced Yoga teacher.

Consult a doctor before starting an exercise regime.

More Information about Gas Release Pose

Sanskrit Name of the Asana

Pawanmuktasana

Asana Level

1

Modifications

If you are getting any kind of difficulties while performing Gas Release Pose then you can give a try to the variations which are also the warm-up asanas for this pose (Check them just below).

Warm-up Asana

  • Sulabh Pawanmuktasana (Easy Gas Release Pose) – Avoid touching your knees with your chin while performing Pawanmuktasana.
  • Ardha Pawanmuktasana (Half Gas Release pose) – Bend one leg at a time towards your chest while performing Pawanmuktasana.

Follow-through Asana

Advancement

To deepen the pose increase the time of this asana. As a beginner, you can perform this pose for a minimum of 10 seconds and slowly you can increase the time up to a minute.

Also read Yoga for Gas | Pawanmuktasana | Easy Gas Release Pose

Beginner’s Tips

Try doing Gas release pose slow and being present and concentrating on your breaths while holding the asana for better results.

While performing this pose, don’t overstretch your thigh and strain your neck. Try to practice this pose in the morning for better results. When staying in the posture breathe normally.

Take a look to this article of Pawanmuktasana as well

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Can Gas/Wind Release Pose helps in the gas problem?

Of course, the pressure while performing this pose on the stomach releases any trapped gas in the stomach region.

How to pronounce Pawanmuktasana?

Try saying – (PUH-vuhn-mukt-AHS-ahna)

What does Pawanmuktasana means?

In Pawanmuktasana, Pawan means Air/Wind, Mukta means Release/Free, and Asana means Pose/Posture. Therefore it is also known as the Gas Release Pose.

What are the modifications of Gas Release Pose?

If you are getting any kind of difficulties while performing Gas Release Pose then you can try the variations which are also the warm-up asanas for this pose (Check them just below).

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