Pawanmuktasan – The gas removing asana




The Pawanamuktasan (The gas removing asana) is a yoga pose in which the body is positioned in a supine position. The Pawanamuktasan massages the organs of the abdomen and also eases tension that occurs in the area of the belly and lower back. It is best done after uttanpadasana.


Physical Benefits

  • Reduces fats in the abdominal area, thighs and buttocks.
  • Stretches the neck and back.
  • The abdominal muscles are tensed and the internal organs are compressed which increases the blood circulation and stimulates the nerves, increasing the efficiency of the internal organs.
  • Helpful for those suffering from gas problems, acidity, arthritis pain, heart problems and waist pain.
  • The pressure on the abdomen releases any trapped gases in the large intestine.
  • Blood circulation is increased to all the internal organs.
  • Digestive system is improved.
  • Relieves constipation.
  • Strengthens the lower back muscles and loosens the spinal vertebrae.
  • It is helpful in sterility and impotence.
  • Massages the pelvic muscles and reproductive organs and is beneficial for menstrual disorders.



  • Lie flat on your back and keep the legs straight and relax breath deeply and rhythmically.
  • Inhale slowly and lift the legs and bend in the knee. Bring upwards to the chest till your thigh touches to stomach
  • Hug your knees in place and lock your fingers.
  • Try to touch the knee with your nose tip. Hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds. You can extend it till 1 minute as per your capability.
  • Now exhale slowly and come back to the original position that is lying flat on your back.



  • Those suffering for high blood pressure, Slip disc, Ulcer should not do this asana.
  • People who have undergone an operation on belly or suffering from hernia and piles etc. should perform this asana after consulting some Yoga expert.
  • In pregnancy and menstruation women should not practice this.





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