Ayurvedic Treatment

Supta Pawanmuktasana (Leg Lock Pose)

METHOD (Stage 1)

  • Lie in the base position.
  • Bend the right knee and bring the thigh to chest.
  • Interlock the fingers and clasp the hands on the shin just below the right knee.
  • Keep the left leg straight and on the ground.
  • Inhale deeply, filling the lungs as much as possible.
  • Holding the breath, raise the head and shoulders off the ground and try to touch the rihgt knee with the nose.
  • Remain in the final position for a few seconds, retaining the breath and counting mentally.
  • While slowly exhaling, return to the base position.
  • Relax the body.
  • Repeat 3 times with the right leg and then 3 times with the left leg.

METHOD (Stage 2)

  • Remain in the base position.
  • Bend both knees and bring the thighs to the chest.
  • Interlock the fingers and clasp the hands on the shin bones just below the knees.
  • Inhale deeply.
  • Holding the breath, raise the head and shoulders and try to place the nose in the space between the two knees.
  • Hold the breath in the raised position for seconds, counting mentally.
  • Slowly lower the head, shoulders and legs while breathing out.
  • Practise this 3 times.


  • It cures acidity Indigestion and Constipation.
  • It is very good for all abdominal organs.
  • Regular practice pavanamuktasana cures gastrointestinal problems.
  • Helpful for those suffering from gas problems, acidity, arthritis pain, heart problems and waist pain.
  • Strengthens back muscle and cures back pain.
  • It gives flat stomach. Everyone should practice this asana for flat stomach.
  • It is very beneficial for reproductive organ and for menstruation disorder.


This variation gives basically the same benefits as the main pose but has a more profound influence on the spine and pelvic region.

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