In Sanskrit ‘Pavan’ means air and ‘mukta’ means release. This asana balances the wind in whole body. It relieves constipation and indigestion. It reduces obesity and controls the excessive fat of the abdomen. It controls the diseases of the lungs and the heart. It instantly corrects wind trouble, acidity and gas formation. It effectively treats impotence, sterility and menstrual problems.
Pregnant women are not advised to perform this asana. People with serious back conditions like sciatica and slipped disc should also avoid this asana. Daily practice of this asana for 10-15 seconds – 2 minutes is very helpful.
How to practice:
- Lie down flat.
- Now take a long, deep breath. Fold both your legs at the knees.
- Exhale, and press the folded legs with your abdomen. Now bring your nose or chin to your knees.
- Use both your hands in order to get maximum pressure.
- Stay in that position for sometime; then release your knees and put your foot on the floor.