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“Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic –Information Technology Department Celebrated International Yoga DAY on 21st June 2017”

As we all know Indian Yoga is recognized by the world, and as an initiative by UNESCO 21st June is celebrated as World Yoga Day. So to celebrate world recognition of Indian Culture on 21st June 2017 the International Yoga Day Celebrated in Information Technology Department of Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic , Which is one of best polytechnic in Pune.


Students performing “Anuloma Viloma” Pranayam


Students performing “Pavanmutasan”

“Anuloma Viloma” Pranayama -: The first picture shows the students performing Anuloma Viloma” Pranayama at Information Technology of Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic Pune.

The Anuloma Viloma Pranayama is one of the types of Pranayama. Anulom Vilom Pranayama is one of several Pranayama or breathing exercise used in the practice of Hatha yoga. The meaning of Anuloma and Viloma - Anu roughly translates as with and word Loma means hair implying “with the grain” or “natural”. And meaning of Viloma is “against the grain.” Anuloma is opposite to Viloma. It is very helpful in respiratory related diseases like Asthma. Anulom Vilom Pranayama is the best way to balancing the Tri dosas in our body

What You Should Know Before You Do This Asana

Like any other yoga asana, this one too must be performed at least four to six hours after a meal. Your stomach must be empty when you practice this position. Being a resting pose, it can be practiced whenever you need to catch your breath or relax, either in the midst of your workout or afterwards.

Steps of Anulom Vilom Pranayama

  • Anulom Vilom Pranayama is very easy to do, first of all close your eyes and sit in Padma Sana and rest your hands on your knees.
  • Close the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale slowly through the left nostril, inhale the oxygen as much as you can, this will fill your lungs with air.
  • Remove your thumb from your right nostril, as you remove your thumb from right nostril just exhale.
  • When you exhale use your middle finger to close your left nostril then inhale with our right nostril and remove thumb from right nostril then exhale. Repeat this process for 5 minutes.
  • Be focused and concentrate in your breathing.

Benefits of Anulom Vilom Pranayama

  • Helps to cure mental problems like Depression, Anxiety, Tension etc.
  • Most beneficial for breathing related problems like (Bronchitis, Asthama) etc.
  • Improve the working of lungs.
  • The tendons, muscles, and ligaments in the knee area are thoroughly stretched
  • It encourages the right way of breathing and calms both the body and the m
  • Anulom Vilom Pranayama is the ideal pranayama for healthy heart


The second picture shows the students performing Pawanmuktasan at Information Technology of Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic, Pune.

The term Pawanmuktasana is a combination of the words 'Pavana' (the Sanskrit word for wind), 'mukta' which means to relieve or release and asana (meaning posture)

What You Should Know Before You Do This Asana

It is best to practice this asana first thing every morning so that all the trapped gases in your digestive tract are released. This should also be one of the first asanas you practice as once the gases are released, it will make practicing other asanas easier. Yoga must be practiced at least four to six hours after a meal, when your stomach and bowels are both empty.

How to Do Pawanmuktasana

  • Lie flat on your back on a smooth surface, ensuring that your feet are together, and your arms are placed beside your body.
  • Take a deep breath. As you exhale, bring your knees towards your chest, and press your thighs on your abdomen. Clasp your hands around your legs as if you are hugging your knees.
  • Hold the asana while you breathe normally. Every time you exhale, make sure you tighten the grip of the hands on the knee, and increase the pressure on your chest. Every time you inhale, ensure that you loosen the grip.
  • Exhale and release the pose after you rock and roll from side to side about three to five times. Relax.

Benefits of Pawanmuktasana

  • Pawanmuktasana, as its name states, is useful for helping to release unwanted and toxic gases from the digestive system. The removal of this excess air helps to improve the quality and efficiency of your digestive system..
  • It also relieves indigestion, bloating, flatulence, acidity, and constipation.
  • This pose also helps to release tension in the lower back, hips, and thighs.
  • Pawanmuktasana soothes stiffness in the spine, while toning the muscles of the abdominal wall.


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