Pawana Mukta Asana


PAWANA MUKTA ASANA


Introduction:

        The practice of this asana eliminates total gas from the stomach. Therefore, it is called Pawana Mukta Asana. This asana can be done by two techniques.

There are two techniques of this asana-

        First, spread a mat or bed sheet on the floor and lie down on the back (on the floor) and extend the legs forward. Now bend your right leg from the knee and bring it towards the head and interlock the fingers of bothFirst technique:

        First, spread a mat or bed sheet on the floor and lie down on the back (on the floor) and extend the legs forward. Now bend your right leg from the knee and bring it towards the head and interlock the fingers of both the hands together and keep knees between them. Now bring your knees towards the mouth slowly as much as you can bring and raise your head up from the floor and try to touch your nose with the knees. Stay in this position for 2 minutes. In the last, take breath and return in normal position and exhale. The practice of this activity should be done twice too. This activity should be done 10-10 times by changing the legs.

Second technique:

        This asana can be done by both the legs too. For it, bend your legs from the knees and bring towards the head and interlock the fingers of both hands together and put the knees between the hands. Now pull knees up with the help of the hands and try to touch your knees to with nose by raising hands up. Stay in this position for sometime and return in normal position while inhaling and exhale by keeping the head straight. Thus, do this activity 3 times.

Activity for special benefits:

        You can do the practice of this technique after completing the practice of second technique. Now interlock both the hands with together like before and keep the head and shoulders on the floor by putting the knees between the hands and raise the body up with the support of it. Stay in this position for sometime and return in normal position. Now take turn on the right side by holding the knees thereafter take turn towards left side. In this activity, touch your mouth with the left shoulder while taking turn towards right and touch your mouth with the right shoulder while taking turn towards left side.

Special note:

        The fat person can feel difficulty in the practice of this asana. If there is a difficulty in touching nose or chin to the knees in the beginning, bring the knees towards the head as much as you can bring. A fat person should do the asana in which the body is brought left and right and up and down by tying both the knees.

Precaution:

        Do this asana with ease and bring the knees towards the head according to your capacity on the first day. The person, who feels pain in the waist and neck, should not do the practice of this asana.

Benefits:

        This asana makes the spinal cord and muscles strong. It is useful for the lungs and heart. This asana helps in ending physical and mental fatigue. The practice of this asana is useful in making the blood circulation fast and ends laziness. This asana prevents belching and eliminates gas. Tumors and body numbness caused by sitting on one place for many hours disappear by this asana. It is very useful for the diabetes patients and reduces fat gathered near about the stomach. Constipation, surfeited, acidity and all types of stomach disorders are cured by this asana. The practice of this asana makes the digestive system active. Piles are also cured by this asana. A person evacuates stool clearly by drinking one glass of water before the practice of this asana.

        If a woman has been suffering from bulgy stomach after the delivery, she should this asana. Keep attention that if the body lives healthy after one month of delivery, do the practice of this asana otherwise not.