Yoga Wind Relieving Pose - Apanasana

Asana of the Week – Apanasana

If you suffer from irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) or flatulence try this simple pose. Other physical benefits are list below.

English Name: Wind Relieving Pose or Knees to Chest Pose

Sanskrit Name: Apanasana or Pavanamuktasana

Difficulty Level: 1

Start Position: Reclining on Back or Corpse Pose

Instructions: Bring both knees into the chest and wrap arms around legs.

Physical Benefits:

  • Stretches the spine and shoulders
  • Improved digestion
  • Massages back and abdominal¬†organs
  • Low back pain relief
  • Opens the hips


  • Knee injury or pain
  • Hernia