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embarrasing yoga related question

has anyone experienced vaginal farting during a yoga practice? I know that sounds so stupid but it happens to me and sometimes loud and uncontrollably. I notice it especially just before or just after my periods. I'm not joking or trying to be crude. Seriously. What can I do about it. Makes me avoid going to classes because it's sooo embarrasing.

Fri. Oct 6, 1:38pm

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I've had this problem.. it's just the muscles loosening and letting air in and then when you contract pushing it out. Try to stay firm the entire time.. don't do too many positions where a lot of muscles in the pelvic region are contracting.. trust me you're not alone.

Friday, October 06, 2006, 1:48 PM

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I've never experienced it during yoga, but I used to like hanging upside down on an inversion rack to align my hips, and dear god, so much wind came out of "there" that I was surprised there was room for any organs! At least it's pretty quiet compared to the usual wind exit.

Friday, October 06, 2006, 1:58 PM

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LOL!! I know exactly what you mean! I'm so glad I'm not alone!

Friday, October 06, 2006, 3:00 PM

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would a tampon help?

Friday, October 06, 2006, 3:02 PM

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^^ as I read that I just had the mental image of a tampon, propelled by a powerful vaginal fart, shooting across a roomful of women doing 'downward-facing-dog' - LOL!!

No you are not alone, but never really figured out anything that will make it stop - fortunately mine are quiet, just distracting!

Friday, October 06, 2006, 3:31 PM

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