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Mukta means "to Liberate."
These are poses that free something. Usually wind.
Ardha or Eka Pada Pavanmuktasana
Pavanamuktasana ...

Swami Amritananda Saraswati
As you know, our bodies are composed of blood, flesh, bones, marrow, water, wind, electricity, etc., and when we practise the pawanmuktasana series of exercises, we are definitely affecting these components of the body.

Pavanamuktasana, Wind-Relieving Pose,[1][2] Wind Removing Pose,[3] or Wind Liberating Pose[4] is an asana.
1 Etymology
2 Description
3 Benefits
4 Variations
5 See also
6 References
7 Further reading
8 External links ...

Lie on your back with your feet together and arms beside your
Breathe in and as you exhale, bring your right knee towards your chest and press the thigh on your abdomen with clasped hands.

Pavanamuktasana : Pavanmukta Asana - Wind Releasing Yoga Posture
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Wind Removing Pose, often used in Bikram Yoga.
Pincha Mayurasana ...

series of wind releasing postures; preliminary asana series ...

This Asana is so named because by performing Pavana~ the difficulties due to the accumulation of gas are removed. Lie on the ground with back touching the ground and face pointing to the ceiling. Now bend the knee of the right leg.

PAVANA~ (One Leg)
The knee and thigh of one leg is pressed against the chest and belly in this asana. The gas trapped in the large intestine gets released in this Asana. Therefore, it is called 'Pavana~'.

a series of asana to harmonise the body and prana
Philosophy ...

Wind Removing Pose
Cures and prevents flatulence, which is the source of most chronic abdominal discomforts. Improves the flexibility of the hip joints and firms the abdomen, thighs, and hips.

Half Wind Relieving Pose ardha pavana ~ Level: Basic
Supine Bound Angle supta baddha konasana Level: Basic Type: Hip Opening Poses
Wind Relieving Pose pavana ~ Level: Basic ...

Keeping her face close to baby's, a parent can set the child down for leg extensions, reaching arms overhead, and a gentle Pavana~ (Wind Relieving Pose). Baby may be more comfortable on mom or dad's belly than on the floor.

There are some which can be practised by sitting, such as Paschimottanasana, Padmasana, etc. Some Asanas are done while lying down. These are Uttanapadasana, Pavana~, etc. Sirshasana, Vrikshasana, etc., are done with head downwards and legs upwards.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Yoga, Asana, Prana, Ananda, Pranayama?

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