KIRAN ATMA: Pranava Pranayama
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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Pranava Pranayama?



By "thinking" the Mantrika sound linked with the proper lung region, you may add another depth to the Pranayama. 


  1. Lower breathing is regulated by the sound 'Aah,' middle breathing by the sound 'Ooo,' high, clavicular breathing by the sound 'Mmm,' and whole breathing is controlled by the sound 'Aah... 00... Mmm,' the Pranava Mantra AUM or OM. 
  2. When taking an abdominal breath, think the sound 'Aah,' then let out the breath with an audible 'Aah' for a longer duration than the inspired breath. 
  3. Rep three or four times more if necessary. 
  4. 'Ooo' for the mid-chest and 'Mmm' for the upper breath are the same. 
  5. Finish with a few rounds of entire breath while repeating the 'AUM' mantra. 


For the first several days, breathe in a 1:2 cycle, meaning that the outgoing breath is twice as long as the inbreath. 


  • The ratio of the out-breath to the in-breath is a twelve count if the breath is taken for a six count. 
  • In the beginning, try higher counts like 8:16, 9:18, 10:20, and 12:24. 
  • Later, practice a 1:3 ratio, and then a 1:4 ratio of breath. 


This is known as Pranava Pranavama and has many Yogic advantages since it is the first Yoga that you have accomplished via the union of the breath. 

There are many health advantages, and this Pranayama is a great Yoga Chikitsa, or breath treatment, for people suffering from various illnesses.


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