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As the first posture after savasana in the floor series pavanamuktasana — wind-removing pose — doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. After all, you’ve just been working hard for 45 minutes and your concentration might be a little wobbly! As with all the Bikram yoga postures it gives maximum benefit when performed correctly. Small adjustments make a big difference…
bikram pavanamuktasana


Bikram Yoga Vancouver
has a nice post on how to perform pavanamuktasana correctly. Here are BYV’s tips:

When doing the pose, try to focus your attention on the areas of maximum compression and extension, and then relax a little more to deepen the posture. Think about your alignment: your shoulder blades, hips and leg should be touching the floor without twisting your body. Tuck your chin to chest, keep your neck flat and bring your arms and your elbows in, touching the rib cage. Last but not least, always pay attention to your breathing: in and out through your nose.

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