Pawanmuktasana – Vishwa Shanti Yoga

Pawanmuktasana are yoga postures that release air Yoga school in Rishikesh within the body. They work in a sequence with all bodily organs and physical systems to ensure a person’s health and content. Pawanmuktasan is made up of three words: Pawan, Mukta and Asana which means wind/air release and pose, respectively. The name itself, Pawanmuktasana, refers to the poses which allow body parts to release gas from the body increasing the health of the body and eliminating the mental blockages that stop energy flowing freely. The sequence of Pawanmuktasana is divided into three parts: first, it addresses joints (suggested for anyone who is not over the age limit, or any other limitations other than the condition of a the joint); second, it focuses to strengthen the digestive system (to avoid by those who have hypertension, severe back problems, heart issues like sciatica or a disc injuries, or who have had abdominal surgery recently) The third or last series increases the flow of energy and eliminates knots in the neuromuscular system (to to be avoided by those suffering from heart conditions and high blood pressure abdominal surgery, and leg injury). The sequence helps to improve wellbeing and makes the body and mind more resilient.

Pawanmuktasana Series I

Starting with the base pose (prarambhik theti), Pawanmuktasana series I includes 12 poses total – the base posture followed by toe bent (padanguli Naman) as well as ankle bend (goolf Naman) as well as an ankle turn (goolf chakra) and the ankle crank (goolf ghoornan) and kneecap contraction (janufalak the akarshan) as well as knee bent (janu Naman) and leg crank Yoga teacher training in rishikesh   (janu chakra) half butterfly pose (ardha titali asana) as well as involuntary hip rotation (shorni chakra) and full butterfly posture (poorna yoga titali) and hand tightening (mushtika bandhana) wrist bend (manibandha Naman) as well as the wrist’s joint rotate (manibandha chakra) as well as elbow bent (kehuni Naman) as well as wrist rotation (kehuni chakra) as well as the shoulder socket (skandha chakra) and neck movements (greeva the sanchalana). The focus of this series is relaxing the joints in the body, to eliminate energy blockages in joints of the body, as well as improving self-awareness, coordination and confidence in oneself. Patients suffering from rheumatism high blood pressure, arthritis heart conditions, other conditions that require not to engage in any intense or strenuous physical exercise may take part in this asana series.

Ways to Perform Pawanmuktasana Series I

Pawanmuktasana Series I demands total concentration from the practitioner to achieve the best results. It is possible to practice it in a state of awareness of the physical movements, of breathing and integrated breath and consciousness of the movements of Prana

1. Awareness of your actual physical movement of the body – Be aware of interactions with the different parts of the physique, i.e. bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, etc. Be aware of the motion of the joints, ligaments, muscles, and other body parts Keep track of every completed cycle by mentally counting as well as be conscious of thoughts arising within the mind. This technique of training can bring peace and balance, as well as one-pointedness. It does this by insisting that you be conscious of your actions and their consequences, that allow you to be both physically and mentally present. This creates harmony in the physical body as well as in the the mind.

2. Awareness that is synchronized with breathing The breathing pattern should be synchronized with the awareness of the previously mentioned physical actions. By doing this your movements will be slower, which will slow down the brain waves which further enhance the relaxation process and the awareness. This synchronization rejuvenates your body and enhances the functioning of organs in the internal system with greater impact on the pranic and physical levels. Each of these asanas has a specific instructions for breathing and one should follow these. In addition, students who are experienced may find that ujjayi pranayama works better for breathing techniques in Pawanmuktasana Series I. Ujjayi pranayama effectively stimulates and regulates the flow of pranic energy through the nadis.

3. The awareness of the prana’s movement The awareness of prana’s movement Prana could be experienced as a tingling sensation within the body that is attuned through practicing. The mind may be at ease, but also emotional fresh and open. A regular rest period is vital for Pawanmuktasana Series I You should be seated in a calm position for about a period of time with your eyes shut after every two or three sessions. When you do this, be aware of your breathing and the body part or parts the body that have been moved. Also, be conscious of any thoughts or emotions that pop up in your mind. This will not only provide relaxation to your body, but also improve awareness of internal energy patterns as well as the emotional and mental processes. The importance of resting is the same as the asanas that you do during Pawanmuktasana the series. If you are exhausted, take a break in shavasana, no matter what stage of your practice you’re in. Shavasana should be done for 3 to 5 minutes at the conclusion of the class. Learn more all about Pawanmuktasana Series II in our next article.


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