Regular practice of yoga as we known is beneficial for the entire body and mind. There are different poses or postures in yoga which are designed to specifically work on different parts of the body and make them stronger. One such pose is “Wind Relieving Pose” also known as the “Gas Releasing Pose”. This posture targets the digestive system and promotes its normal functioning.
Steps To Perform The Wind Relieving Pose:
Lie down on the ground. Keep your legs together on the ground and let your hands rest on the sides. First breathe out. Then when you inhale slowly raise your legs so that they are exactly perpendicular to the ground. Now slowly bend the legs at knees. Let the thighs rest on the abdomen and let the knees and ankles be together. Now encircle the knees with the hands such that both the hands grasp the opposite elbows. Bend the neck so that chin touches the knees. Hold the pose for few seconds. Relax and let the body breathe normally during the pose. After few seconds let the head again touch the ground. Slowly release the hands and raise the legs and bring them back to the ground. Repeat the pose three more times.
Benefits Of Wind Relieving Pose:
Good For The Digestive System
This pose is good for the digestive system. It not only helps in giving a flat tummy it provides strength to the abdominal muscles and massages the intestines and helps in proper digestion of food.
Give Relief From Ailments Of The GI Tract
This pose helps release the gases from the digestive system and gives relief from various ailments like acidity, flatulence, constipation and helps in proper bowel movement.
Improves The Efficacy Of The Internal Organs
This pose improves the blood circulation to the internal organs and also stimulates the nerves and hence improves the functioning of the internal organs.
Good For The Neck And The Back
This pose involves stretching of the neck and the back .It thus makes the muscles of the neck and the back stronger and also sets loose the spinal vertebrae and gives relief from pain in the waist.
Beneficial For Women
This pose helps solve menstrual problems in women and also massages the reproductive organs. It also helps in toning down the fats in the areas of the stomach, buttocks and the thighs in women.
Useful For Arthritis Patients
Since this posture improves the blood circulation in the body and strengthens the various muscles it is believed to be beneficial in reducing joint pains and is thus useful for patients with minor arthritis problems.
Helps Against Sterility And Impotence
Since the posture massages the reproductive organs and also improves blood circulation it is found to bring about improvement in problems involving sterility and impotence.
Thus as we can see the wind releasing pose is highly beneficial but it should not be performed by pregnant women ,hypertension patients, people with abdominal surgery or injury or those suffering from hernia or piles, slip disc or testicle disorders etc or have any stiffness or injuries etc. It is best to learn the posture from trained yoga instructor and to reap its maximum benefits it is best to perform it early in the morning.
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