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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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Yes, quiet usually but not always. Once I was doing hand stands against the wall with my kids and when I finally put my feet back down on the ground...well... my husband all looked at me strangely and my 3 year old said "Mom, was that you!?"

Friday, October 06, 2006, 4:42 PM

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i find that if you engage your "kegels" that controls the air

Friday, October 06, 2006, 5:41 PM

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OMG, this is so very funny. I laughed so hard I cried. My husband asked what I was laughing at and I showed him the thread, he laughed to. Not at anyone but hopefully with you. It is very funny. I know when I was pregnant I had so much gas all the time. It got to the point that if I bent down or laughed I would fart. Not quietly either. Puffys are just funny business. I'm the person in the public restroom that if I hear someone fart loudly chances are I laugh, if I try holding it in it gets worse.

Saturday, October 07, 2006, 2:35 AM

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Wow. Had no idea I'd get so many responses to my question. I don't feel so alone. Actually it didn't really used to happen to me before I had children, but now that I have I get those farts so much. And mine are so loud. Gotten to where I don't go to a class the week before or the few days after my period. That's when it happens to me. Really I think it is a healthy sign. Like my body is releasing some stale air or something. It is a self cleaning organ, afterall. Means things are moving around like they should? LOL

Saturday, October 07, 2006, 10:26 AM

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OMG I am home alone and the thought of that tampon shooting across the room I can't stop laughing.The dog stood up out of a sleep and is starring at me as if to say what is wrong with you? A lady next to me on one side did have some noisy issues going on and i felt so bad for her i wanted to say oh that happens with yoga its natural but i didn't and then the girl on the other side of me turned and looked at her and i was hoping she didn't think i did it. LOL.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 4:53 PM

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