Yoga Pose: Wind Removing, Supine Knees to Chest (Pavanamuktāsana)

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  • Wind Removing

  • Pavanamuktāsana

  • pavana = wind
  • mukta = releasing
  • āsana = posture
  • Alt. Name:
    Supine Knees to Chest
  • Category:
    Supine / Forward Bend
  • Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Description:

    From a supine position, lying on your back, the knees are bent and pulled into the chest. The arms are wrapped around the knees with the chin tucked in towards the sternum like a turtle going into its shell. The gaze is inward.

  • Benefits:

    Releases the back and the spine. A nice release from backbends.