Gassy after overeating? Try these 5 yoga poses to make you fart and relieve gas

Not being able to pass gas can be uncomfortable. That's where knowing how to fart with help from yoga asanas can help.

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Enter these best positions to relieve gas. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published on: 12 August 2022, 08:58 am IST
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Your hustle life may have great promise for your professional development, but it has undoubtedly hindered your health. Our eating habits, in particular, have become erratic—not only do we eat unhealthy foods, but we also overeat at inappropriate times. As a result, unfortunately, acidity, bloating, and gas can ruin your life. When you struggle with trapped wind, you strain to fart. Yoga for fart poses can, however, be used to relieve gas.

Health Shots got in touch with Himalayan Siddha Akshar, Founder, Akshar Yoga Research and Development Centre, who rolled out 5 yoga poses along with their importance in keeping the digestive system healthy and helping you fart to pass the gas.

“Farting is a normal phenomenon, and this tends to happen while practising specific yoga poses. This is because all the body’s air is balanced during yoga. This allows for the passing of gas and is a sign of a healthy digestive system. Farting and passing wind can improve your gut as it can promote a healthy digestive system,” says Akshar.

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Yoga can help you pass the gas. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Do not hold in your farts, as this is simply a natural process of eliminating unwanted gas from the body. Yoga helps you with this in a safe and holistic manner.

Yoga poses for releasing gas

Practicing yoga poses like Malasana, Prasarita Padottansana, Pawanmuktasana, etc. can improve digestion and release gas. These poses are considered common as wind-relieving or gas-release poses. It is also best to perform these asanas to reduce belly fat and boost your metabolism. Add the following yoga asanas to your daily routine to reduce binge eating, promote regular bowel movements, and aid in weight loss.

These yoga asanas cleanse, stimulate, and encourage good digestive function.

Here are 5 yoga asanas to relieve gas, according to Akshar:

1. Pawanmuktasana

Formation of the posture:

  • Lie on your back or in a supine position, with your arms beside your body.
  • Inhale and as you exhale, bring your knees toward your chest and press your thighs against your abdomen
  • Inhale and as you exhale, raise your head off the floor, letting your chin touch your knees.
  • Hold this pose as you take deep, long breaths in and out.
  • Release the pose to return to the starting position, bringing your head down first and then your legs
  • Repeat this for 2-3 rounds and then relax.

Also, read: Do you fart while performing yoga? Here are 4 tips to avoid it

2. Dandasana (Staff Pose)

Formation of the posture:

  • Start in a seated position and stretch your legs outward.
  • Join your legs, bringing your heels together
  • Keep your back straight
  • Tighten the muscles of your pelvis, thighs, and calves
  • Look ahead
  • Place your palms beside your hips on the floor to support your spine
  • Relax your shoulders
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Dandasana. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Malasana (Waste Evacuation Pose)

Formation of the posture:

  • Begin by standing straight with your arms by the sides of your body
  • Bend your knees, lower your pelvis, and place it over your heels
  • Ensure that your feet remain flat on the floor
  • You may either place your palms on the floor beside your feet or join them in front of your chest in a gesture of prayer
  • Spine remains erect

4. Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

Formation of the posture:

  • Begin with Samasthithi.
  • Join palms to form Namaste at your heart chakra and raise your arms up
  • Bend your knees and slowly lower your pelvis
  • Ensure that your pelvis is parallel to the floor with a 90 degree bend at the knees
  • Align your ankles and knees in one straight line
  • Focus your gaze on your Namaskar
  • Ensure that your spine remains erect

5. Baddha Konasana

Formation of the posture:

  • Begin by assuming Dandasana
  • Fold your legs and bring the soles of your feet together
  • Pull your heels closer to your pelvis
  • Gently push your knees down
  • Empty air from your stomach, lean your upper body forward and place your forehead on the floor
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Baddha konasana. Image courtesy: Grand Master Akshar

Apart from these poses, Vajrasana is the only asana that can be performed immediately after consuming food to ensure healthy digestion. Try to hold each asana for up to 30 seconds and repeat for 5 sets.

Takeaway

Eat at home as much as possible to maintain a healthy digestive tract. Reduce your intake of processed, spicy, and high-fat or sugar-content foods and opt for home-cooked meals instead. You can also eat a lot of fibre, which is beneficial for digestion, to boost the health of your digestive system. Keep hydrated by consuming plenty of water.

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