Pavana muktasana is an important practice in the body of hatha yoga techniques …
The Sanskrit word pavana refers to ‘wind’ or ‘gaseous form of matter’. Mukta or mukti means ‘liberation’ or ‘release’, which makes this yoga asana the ‘wind release pose’.
It is precisely the accumulation of ‘wind’ or ‘air’ within the body that leads to disfuntion, degeneration of the tissues, and aging. Pavana mukta asana provides relief to this ‘gaseous condition’, and is a great regular practice to help maintain health, youtfulness and vitality.