Simple Yoga Pose to Relieve Trapped Wind and Flatulence

Trapped wind in the body can make you feel extremely uneasy. Yes, there are tablets that help you get rid of it but as you would already know, these medications come with their fair share of side effects. So is there a natural way to become free of this frustrating problem? Yes there is!

There is a simple Yoga posture that you can do at home that will work immediately to help you get relief from trapped wind. And don’t worry; you don’t have to be a yoga genius to do this posture.

Yoga to Remove Trapped Wind

1. Wind Removing Pose (PavanMuktasana)

The yoga position which is beneficial in relieving gas and flatulence is aptly named as ‘Pavanmuktasana’ or in other words ‘The Wind Removing Pose’. The main benefit of this pose is to help the body release trapped wind and it works beautifully.

Here are some basic instructions on how you can 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.

Here’s a good video that provides detailed instructions:

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.

2. Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Another pose that can prove equally helpful in relieving gas is Balasana or Child’s pose. Here’s a video explaining how to do this pose.


3. Qigong shake

If the above poses do not work, you can follow them up with a Qigong shake. A Qigong shake is a simple practice of shaking your body that removes stagnant energy, improves circulation, helps relaxation and can even help relieve flatulence.

Here’s a video on how to do Qigong shake.


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.