Ardha Pavanamuktasana - Half Wind Relieving Pose
Ardha = half.
Pavan = wind or air.
Mukta = release.
Asana = steady pose or posture.
This posture is easy to do and suitable for all levels. It helps to release wind, aid digestion and release tension in the hips lower back and upper thighs.
How to do Ardha Pavanamuktasana
Lie on your back, start by drawing both knees in towards your chest, hold lightly behind the backs of your thighs. Breathe slowly through your nose as you do so work to soften your shoulders to the ground. This posture is called apanasana.
Continue to breathe slowly as you extend your right leg along the ground. Continue to soften your shoulders, think about relaxing your hips and softening the back of the right leg to the floor as you relax into the posture.
Hold for 5 or more complete breaths and then repeat on the other side.