Apanasana or the knee-to-chest pose is a great pose for those of you who might be battling any kind of stomach disorder. A great pose to relieve gas in the stomach, constipation, indigestion, bloating and acidity, apanasana is very effective in aiding and improving your digestion and detoxing your entire system. It is also a great pose to relax the muscles of the back, the tense muscles of the neck and thighs and can completely calm your mind. It is also an asana that you should perform after a long day of sitting at your desk, since it can do away with back strain that you might commonly feel at the end of the day. Read more about yoga asanas to help you relax.

Steps to do this pose: Lie on your back, and place your palms on your knees. As you exhale pull your legs to your chest gently. Allow your legs to move with the strength of your thighs rather than using your arms to pull them in too much. When you inhale loosen your grip, allowing your legs to move completely away from your tummy. Do this for a few breathes at your own pace. Let your breathe guide your movement. Hold this position for some time. Close your eyes, and if your mind is not at rest try counting your breaths. This helps reign in the mind and helps it calm down. When you feel calm, slowly lower your legs to the floor and relax.

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