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Pawanmuktasana - Part II

Concept Shavasana
Points to remember Pawanmuktasana - Part II Series


This series of Pawanmuktasana is mainly concerned with the Digestive System. The digestive system plays an important role in the health of a particular person. One is indeed fortunate if he/she has no problem with his/her digestive system. However these days almost everyone complains of Constipation, Acidity, Excess wind or gas, the loss of appetite. In this respect this group of Asanas will prove a real blessing. Yoga advocates great emphasis on the healthiness of digestive systems. These Asanas are also helpful regarding Varicose Veins, Asthma, Diabetes and even Sexual Disorders.

Points to remember:
  • Remain extra cautious towards the mental counting and the muscle stretch.
  • Never attempt to go for all the exercises simultaneously.
  • Pause properly and feel the stretching sensation of muscles and the body parts worked upon.
  • Do not proceed further till your breathing returns to normal.
  • Do not even conceive the notion of advance stage asanas while you are still in the primaries.
  • This is highly possible that your body may not have that much flexibility as required by the exercise.
  • One cannot master these asanas in just one go, only sustained and regular practices can be helpful.
  • The most important fact in this regard is that, retain your faith and devotion towards Yoga.
  • Pretty soon you will realize how amply you have been rewarded for this supreme confidence.
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  • High blood pressure.
  • Heart problem
  • Sciatica
  • Back ache
  • Slip disc
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Hernia
  • Testicle Disorder
  • Appendicitis
  • Menstruation
  • After 2nd trimester of pregnancy

Corpse Pose (Shavasana):

All the asanas of this series have to be performed basically in the corpse pose or Shavasana; wherefore before commencing the main exercises one must have proper background of this primary pose.

  • Lie down flat on the back keeping the legs slightly apart.
  • Keep both the arms by the waist sides with palms down.
  • Hold the neck and shoulder straight.
  • Keep your eyes and lips naturally closed.
  • Relax and breathe easy.
  • Get conscious of your navel zone for a while.
  • Experience the rise and fall of abdomen along with the breath.
  • Just blank out all your thoughts.
  • Sense the breath and nothing else.
  • Count mentally from the 16 to 1 while inhaling and 1 to 15 when exhaling.
  • Get conscious of your entire body when the mentally counting is over.
  • Now mentally prepare yourself for the exercise.
  • Open your eyes with deep slow breathe.
  • Perform this exercise on a thick mat or folded blanket.

The various poses in Pawanmuktasana - Part II series are listed below. You can learn about the asana by clicking each link:

Techniques adapted from Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami
Satyananda published by Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar.


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