How to Relieve Trapped Wind?

Trapped wind in the body can make you feel extremely uneasy. So what to do? How to relieve trapped wind? The answer is – Yoga. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a yoga genius. There is an extremely simple yoga pose that you can do at any point of the day to relieve trapped gas from your body.

Yoga to Remove Trapped Wind

The pose in yoga which is beneficial in relieving gas and flatulence related problem is known as the ‘Pavanmuktasana’ or in other words ‘The Wind Removing Pose’. New let’s see how to do this pose:

1.) Lie down on your back and relax. Take around 2 to 3 deep breaths to aid relaxation. Breath in deeply, hold the breath for a few seconds and then breath out slowly.

2.) Now as shown in the image below, inhale and lift both your legs, fold your legs at the knee and bring them towards your chin. Your thighs should rest on your belly.

3.) Wrap your arms around the knees and raise your head slowly so your forehead touches your knees.

4.) Now hold this pose for around two minutes. During this time, inhale deeply, hold your breath for a few seconds and exhale.

As this point all the trapped gas in your body should have come out.

5.) Bring your body back to the relaxed position as in Step 1.

Repeat the process once again if you still feel that the trapped wind has not come out.

For best results, do the pose with only the right leg first, followed by the left leg and then both the legs together as indicated in the above steps. In other words, you will complete the entire pose with the right leg first and then with the left leg.

This is an extremely effective yoga pose and can be done any time of the day. If you ate a heavy meal, wait for a couple of hours before attempting to do this wind removing pose.

If you are not comfortable doing this pose, there is another simple exercise that you can do. Just lie down on your stomach on a flat surface and do the deep breathing exercises mentioned earlier. Breath in deeply, hold it for a few seconds and then breath out. Repeat for around 2 minutes and you should start feeling free.

What is the Reason for Trapped Body Wind?

The main reason for trapped wind in your body is a bad diet. A simple way to avoid this problem is to add plenty of raw veggies during your meals. In addition to that, you will need to speed up your metabolism. A simple jogging exercise every morning should help you achieve this with ease.

So there you go, it’s now very simple to relieve wind from your body using Yoga.












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