I'll explain Pranayama to you in a few words. The Vayu that flows around the body is Prana.

Kumbhaka is the inward control of Prana.

There are two types of Kumbhaka: Sahita and Kevala.

The Yogic student can practice Sahita before he obtains Kevala.

There are four Bhedas, or divisions. Surya, Ujjayi, Sitali, and Bhastrika are the four divisions. The Kumbhaka identified with these four is Sahita Kumbhaka.


Choose a location that is free of pebbles, thorns, and other obstacles. It should be the length of a bow and should be impervious to cold, heat, and water. Take a pure and comfortable seat here, one that is neither too high nor too short. Sit in Padmasana on it. Sarasvati can now be shaken or thrown into vibration. Slowly inhale from the outside from the right nostril for as long as it feels comfortable, then exhale through the left nostril. Since forcing the oxygen up and purifying the skull, exhale. Vayu's four types of evils are destroyed as a result of this. It also kills worms in the intestine. This is something that can be done often. Suryabheda is the name of the place.


Keep your mouth shut. Slowly inhale and exhale from both nostrils. Keep it in the region between the heart and throat. Then exhale slowly and deeply from the left nostril.

This relieves the sweat in the head as well as the phlegm in the lungs. It cures all illnesses. It cleanses the body and boosts gastric fire. It purges all the ills that arise in the Nadis, Jalodara or dropsy (water in the stomach), and Dhatus. Ujjayi is the name of this Kumbhaka. It is possible to do it while walking or standing.


With the hissing sound Sa, draw in the air through the tongue. Keep it the same as you saw it before.

Then exhale gently from both nostrils. Sitali Kumbhaka is the name of the dance.

The body is cooled by Sitali Kumbhaka. Gulma, or pathological dyspepsia, Pliha (a spleen disease), consumption, bile, fever, thirst, and poison are all destroyed by it.

Sit in Padmasana with your belly button and collar up. Exhale through the nostrils and close the mouth. Then inhale slightly up to the ear, allowing the air to fill the gap between the neck and the skull with noise. Then exhale slowly and deeply, inhaling often. You can transfer the air inside the body in the same way as a smith's bellows are stuffed with air and then let out.

Inhale from the right nostril when you're sleepy. If your belly is full of Vayu, use all of your fingers except the forefinger to clamp down on the nostrils. Exhale from the left nostril when doing Kumbhaka.

The inflammation in the throat is relieved as a result of this treatment. It raises the internal digestive gastric fire. It allows us to become aware of the Kundalini. It brings innocence, cleanses sins, brings joy and peace, and eliminates phlegm, which is the bolt or impediment to the door at the mouth of the Brahmanadi or Sushumna.

It also pierces the three Granthis, or knots, that are distinguished by the three modes of Nature, or Gunas. Vishnu Granthi, Brahma Granthi, and Rudra Granthi are the three Granthis or knots. Bhastrika is the name of this Kumbhaka. Hatha Yogic students should pay particular attention to this.

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