Pranayama forms an important component of hath yoga. All created things are made of prana or the vital force. The process by which expansion of this prana or vital force is managed is called pranayama.
Pranayama is a part of yoga. It consists......More
Sukha Pranayama (kapal bhati)
comfortably In any meditation pose with head, neck and spine erect. Keep palms
on the knee and assume a gyana mudra. Let the eyes be closed. Then perform
natural breathing and feel the breath on the tip of the nose. Slowly feel the
Nadishodhara (Aanulom Vilom Pranayama)
in padmasana, sidhasana or sukhasana and place the hands on the knees.
Straighten the spine. Keeping the left hand on the knee, raise the right hand.
The thumb should be near the right nostril and the third and middle finger should
in a comfortable position, keeping both the palms on the knees in gyana mudra.
Close the eyes and draw the tongue. Roll it up from the sides to form a channel
like the birds' beak. Slowly and deeply suck the air through it and fill the
erect in a comfortable position. Keep your hands in anjali or gyana mudra for
sometime. Open the mouth slightly, keeping the lips open but teeth together.
Press the tip of the tongue lightly against the lower front teeth and suck the
comfortably in any meditative pose, inhale slowly and deeply through both the
nostrils. Then gently plug your ears with the index fingers, close the eyes,
and exhale through both the nostrils producing a long and continuous......More
this technique the lungs are used like a blacksmith's bellows. Sit in any
comfortable meditative asana. Hold the head and spine erect. Close the eyes and
relax. Breathe rapidly 20 times through both nostrils. Then inhale deeply,
erect in any comfortable meditative position. Inhale slowly and deeply through
both the nostrils with a low uniform frictional sound through the glottis and
expand the chest. Hold the breath after inhalation. With the same continuation
Surya Bhedi Pranayama
in any comfortable meditative asana. Keep the spine and head erect and place
the hands on the knees. Keeping the left hand on the knee, raise the right hand
placing the thumb on the right nostril and middle and third finger on the......More
exercise requires a steady and firm asana, best options being the padmasana and
sidhasana. Inhale through both nostrils while bending the head backwards.
mudra The inhalation should be slow and deep. Retain the breath inside......More
is to float or swim on water easily. By special techniques of inhalation and
also by holding capacity of air in the stomach one could effortlessly float on
the water. It is not for a common man. It should be learnt cautiously......More
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