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Pranayama Practice and Preparation

In this article, we'll go over what you'll need to practice pranayama effectively and comfortably. Any of these offers will be needed, while others will be fun to think about as you move through your pranayama practice.

An Appropriate Space

The best room to train can be determined by the methodology you're working on. It is better to exercise in a room devoid of visual disturbances for deeper, more contemplative activities of several moves. In this scenario, a private space in your home or workplace will be perfect.

You should certainly practice on the go—in your car or at your desk—especially when a quieter room is inaccessible.

Many strategies have soothing effects, so you may want to use them while the stress or anxiety levels are rising. In this scenario, come to a complete halt and take a deep breath.

Time to Prepare

The approaches presented here will help you determine how much preparation time you will need. Beginner sessions are often shorter, whereas intermediate practices are typically longer. You can also chain methods to make them shorter or longer.

For a successful pranayama practice, consistency is essential. If you can do it, it is advised that you practice every day at the same time. Be sure your objectives are attainable. If you're having trouble incorporating pranayama into your schedule, regardless of your skill level, start with a smaller and shorter session.

Comfortable Clothes

There are no special clothes needed for pranayama practice. Simply remember that you want to feel comfortable, and that your clothes do not hinder your movement. Wearing a harness, for example, would be restricting if you were doing diaphragmatic breathing. You'll need comfortable, stretchy clothes if you're combining pranayama with yoga postures.


You can need one or more of the following props, depending on the pose you'll be training in:

  1. Yoga mat
  2. Yoga blocks
  3. Blanket
  4. Meditation cushion
  5. Chair

Not every prop on the list would be appropriate always. The best posture(s) for each exercise as strategies are listed, and you can determine which, if any, of these props can best serve you.

Other Resources

Any additional resources may be needed to assist you in your pranayama journey. A timer is used for timed sessions. Spending a few moments each day writing in a notebook and noting your perspective is a perfect complement to your work. Additionally, hearing soft music playing in the background can be beneficial if you are performing in a loud setting.


There are also minor changes you can make to your routine to make these methods more available or convenient for you.

Take it at your own rate. Like how quickly or slow you can breathe. If you're having trouble meeting these objectives, go at your own speed, keep your nervous system in check, and let things happen naturally. As the saying goes, slower is quicker.

Can I eat anything before I go? Often perform pranayama on a low or empty stomach is a safe rule of thumb. Certain exercises, such as Natural Breathing, are healthy regardless, while others need room in your belly to exercise safely and comfortably.

Attempt a new spot. I'll give you precise postures to practice these techniques in, but you can usually change your pose to meet your needs. Try sitting in a chair if you're having trouble sitting comfortably on the floor. Any exercises may be performed either seated or lying down. When there's a shift, I'll let you know.

Extra Safety Measures

Not all treatments are appropriate for everyone, and not all pranayama techniques are appropriate for everyone (at least not always).

The following are few reasons to avoid training or change your practice:

  • Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure 
  • Heavy Menstrual Cycle 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Respiratory Illness 
  • Respiratory Allergies 
  • Unregulated High Blood Pressure

If you have a respiratory condition (pneumonia, cold, asthma) or allergies, you will need to modify your practice or refrain from practicing pranayama before your recovery mechanism requires it. 

One of the most frequent complaints I hear is that one nostril is clogged while the other is clear. Regardless of physical airflow, I recommend imagining air flowing from both nostrils. This will sometimes clear the clogged nostril on its own.

Any of the more aggressive activities, especially those involving the abdomen, can be harmful to those who are pregnant or have a long menstrual period. You could reduce the severity of the exercise in these cases, based on the degree of practice.

Finally, if the technique you're practicing makes you feel ill in some way, you can consider doing it. The physical effects of toxins being released, and internal organs being activated may be unexpected. The most critical thing here is to take care of yourself. Have faith in your own body.


As I previously said, the enduring results of pranayama can be seen by continuity of practice. I suggest training for at least a few minutes per day. The best time to practice is first thing in the morning, when the mind is clear and the stomach is empty, but if that isn't possible, any time during the day will suffice. The relaxing exercises, for example, are excellent to perform before going to bed.

You're effectively rewiring your energetic makeup as you change the flows of prana in your system. Keeping a fixed routine and exercising daily, much as raising a dog, would guarantee that the modifications last. A new habit takes an average of 66 days, or two months, to develop. Keep on, and when things get tough or you lose confidence.

There are many methods to try, ranging from beginner to intermediate. You need to sequence pranayama strategies so that you can produce precise energetic results and reap the full benefits of pranayama.




Calming, Stress Relief, and Mental Clarity are some of the benefits.

By causing tiny sensations in your brain and relaxing your muscles, Buzzing Bee Breath has a special way of stimulating the body and mind.

If you have trouble stopping your mind from racing, this is the exercise for you.

1. Start by setting a timer for 5 minutes.

2. Close your eyes and relax your body in a relaxed sitting position with your spine erect.

3. Press the tragi (small triangular flaps in front of the ear canals) inward with the index fingers to obstruct the ear canals. (Avoid deliberately inserting your fingertips into the ear canals.)

4. Take a deep breath in from both nostrils gently and fully.

5. Begin to hum loudly as you exhale, rubbing your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Go humming until you're out of breath.

6. and 7. Humming can be done in two ways: as a “mmm” sound or as a “nnn” sound. To hum with this technique, make a nasally "nnn" sound (as in Nancy's name). This would increase the vibration in the brain's center.

Without pausing, repeat steps 4 and 5 for 2 to 3 minutes.

Stop singing and relax your arms so they can settle comfortably on your feet.

8. Remain focused inward with your breath still before you have the need to return.

Keep a journal of your experience, recording any unusual feelings, development, or obstacles.

TIP: You will want to increase the volume on your timer because you'll be making noise.




Take a long deep abdominal breath, raise the tongue and push on the rough palate in Khechari Mudra, hold the breath in, blow the cheek for improved echo, cover both ears with thumbs of both hands simultaneously covering the ears, and softly close both eyes with index finger.

The tip of your index finger should sit on the inside of your nose's lateral wall. Both middle fingers are placed on the base of the nose's ala. Both sides of the mouth are closed, the upper lip by the ring fingers and the lower lip by the little fingers.

Between both brows, both eyes are centered in Shambhavi drishti at the Ajna Chakra. A continuous rhythmic, unbroken specific frequency sound is produced (mouth closed, jaw relaxed). DwarikaDhish is the center of spiritual concentration (Deity).

When the humming order is released, the whole body is charged, and you are energized. Visualize the force and sense it. Keep your breath out until you've fully exhaled; Vahya Kumbhak is enforced, and your divine attention is on Lord Shiva (Deity).

Continue to catch your breath as long as possible while telling your brain that your whole body is revitalizing. I am calm, safe, and satisfied, and I am experiencing increased energy as a result of my satisfaction and wellbeing.

The workout should be done while seated quietly in a quiet environment with your eyes closed with a grin on your face. A high pitch tone produces stronger effects. To achieve the best results, the whole body, mind, and spirit should be calm, with the eyes softly closed.

Visualize a dim dusty brown light at the solar plexuses (Ajna Chakra) that matches the color of the pineal gland. Hold your breath out for as long as you can after completing the bhramari. This optimizes CO2 levels in the blood, tissues, and cells, resulting in an increase in HCO3 anion, which leads to apoptosis and revitalization.




The suggested theory is based on the physiological principles of Nitric Oxide, Carbon Dioxide, and Body pH. The release of feel-good hormones is lowered by giving an order and visualising it in a calm mode (alpha brain wave state). It improves immune function, physiological regeneration, and overall well-being.


Dietary alkalinity

  • The immune system is boosted by eating honey, dates, pine apple juice, sprouts, and raw leafy green vegetables.
  • Foods that boost Nitric Oxide output (rich in dietary nitrates, which body can convert to nitric oxide).
  • Beets, for starters. Garlic is number two. Meat is third. Dark chocolate is number four. Leafy Greens are number five on the list. Citrus fruits are number six on the list. Pomegranate is number seven. Nuts and seeds are number eight on the list. Watermelon is number nine. And ten is red wine.
  • In certain cases, adding beet root to non-diabetics' diets and neem to diabetics' diets may be considered. Rock salt and relaxing therapies should be used to complement antihypertensive medications in all patients.
  • Herbs that battle viruses If the project allows, ginger, liquorice, and cinnamon garlic can be added. 
  • The composition of coronavirus is made up of RNA-based proteins with amino (–NH2) and carboxyl (–COOH) groups, as well as nucleocapsid protein (N-Protein) and spike protein (S-Protein). Coronaviruses impact the gastrointestinal tract and cause damage to other organs. 
  • Plant extracts containing the hydroxyl group (–OH) have been found to chemically deactivate the virus's active portion through the esterification method. In holistic management, licorice (Glycerrhiza globra) can be used as a supplement.
  • Ginger Zingiber Officinale includes anti-inflammatory and antioxidant gingerols, paradols, sesquiterpenes, and shogaols, which have been shown to be effective against human respiratory syncytial virus (CHRVS). 
  • As a result, ginger as a medicinal food may be thought of as a way to boost one's immune system. Vitamin D deficiency should be tested and corrected in all patients.

Coronavirus (2019-Cov) infection Covid-19 is an extremely infectious infection caused by a single-stranded RNA virus (+ssRNA) with nucleocapsid that has caused more than 3.6 million morbidity and 0.25 million deaths worldwide. Coronavirus (2019-Cov) infection Covid-19 has a crown-like appearance due to the presence of spikes glycoprotein on the envelope. There is no cent percent efficacy medication or cure available at this time, and even the etiopathology is still under investigation. 

Upper respiratory signs lead to diffuse viral pneumonia and multiple organ failure affecting the kidney, liver, and heart, as well as coagulopathies. The reported fatality rate is about 32.0 per million, with ICU patient mortality reaching up to 63 percent. 

The role of nitric oxide in the control of the SARS-CoV pandemic in 2004 is well documented. Pulmonary hypertension was reversed by nitric oxide (NO). Extreme hypoxia was improved, and the time spent in the ICU and on ventilator support was reduced. The survival rate was improved by using nitric oxide. Since the genetic makeup of Corona Virus (SARS-CoV) is almost identical to that of Covid-19, there is a strong probability that Nitric Oxide, in combination with other methods, would be useful in treating Covid-19.

Nitric oxide, as previously said, inhibits viral protein and RNA. 

  • Nitric Oxide Synthase has been shown to reduce the yield of progeny virus by 82 percent, reducing corona virus replication through its antiviral effect.
  • Inhaled nitric oxide can also increase ciliary motility. In newborns with chronic pulmonary hypertension, NO treatment has been accepted in clinical trials.
  • Serendipity tests have shown that humming significantly enhances NO speech. As a result of the oscillating sound wave impacting air exchange in the sinus, this occurs. The gas exchanges in the sinuses by humming with every exhalation, while quiet breathing takes 5 to 30 minutes to swap the air in the sinuses. We may infer that NO enhances pulmonary vascular resistance by acting as an aaerocrine hormone.
  • Nitric oxide is a gas molecule that has become an extremely valuable biophysical molecule. It's a crucial biological messenger that plays a part in a variety of biological processes at the cellular level. 
  • Nitric oxide, also known as endothelium-derived relaxing agent, is produced endogenously from L-arginine, a semi-essential amino acid, molecular oxygen, and a variety of nitric oxide synthase enzymes. 
  • Nitric oxide is anti-inflammatory and helps the body fight infection by contributing to nonspecific host defense against bacterial, infectious, fungal, and parasitic infections. 
  • Nitric oxide increases oxygen absorption and relieves bronchial asthma by improving the ventilation–perfusion ratio in the lungs and relaxing the smooth muscles of the bronchial tree.
  • Nitric oxide output is increased by humming. Humming, according to Eby, is an acoustic cleanser that cures respiratory tract infections. The critical power is also increased by humming exercise. Humming is thought to increase endogenous nitric oxide production by a factor of 15 as opposed to quiet exhalation. Hypoxia causes blood coagulation in the ARD Syndrome due to a decrease in body defense anticoagulatory and fibrolytic properties, as well as metabolic acidosis. Hypercoagulation does not occur in a hypoxic hypercapnic state. By lowering the pH to 6.8, metabolic acidosis/acidic pH increases clot production by 168 percent, aggravating coagulopathies further.

Bhramari pranayama avoids coagulopathies and morbidity caused by Covid-19 by increasing Nitric Oxide expression and increasing carbon dioxide by prolonged exhalation and alkaline pH.


NOTE: The above article is for educational and informational purposes only and at no time serves as medical advice. Please read the complete MEDICAL DISCLAIMER HERE.

Benefits of Pranayama for COVID-19


COVID-19, which is transmitted by the coronavirus, is an infectious illness that affects the lungs, as we all know. Breathing problems can range from moderate to extreme depending on the severity of the condition. The first corona survivor from New Delhi had advised others to practice pranayama, claiming that it helped him battle the disease. Is pranayama beneficial in the battle against cancer? Let's delve a little deeper to discover the solution.

The process of regulating one's breath is known as pranayama. It has many physical, behavioral, and emotional health advantages. Regular pranayama practice will help to improve lung capacity. Pranayama is the power of air, where the word "prana" means "breath" or "vital energy," and the word "ayama" means "control." Pranayama is thought to help people maintain a balanced mind and body as well as a higher level of consciousness.

The lungs are the main organs of the respiratory system, which suck in oxygen and release carbon dioxide as we breathe.

  1. Every day, we breathe naturally, but how powerful is our breath?
  2. Should we have enough oxygen in our lungs?
  3. Is our posture good enough to facilitate maximum chest expansion for effective breathing?

Pranayama is the solution to answer the above questions.

Wearing gloves, social distancing, sleeping well, and eating nutritious, homemade food are just things we're doing to shield ourselves from the lethal coronavirus. Since this infection impacts the respiratory system, we should work to improve lung function as well. This is the most advantage of doing pranayama every day.

There are some other advantages that can aid in the battle against coronavirus:

  1. It serves to strengthen the immune system by stimulating the movement of lymph, a fluid that contains white blood cells.
  2. Pranayama aids in the clearance of nasal passages and the relief of stuffy noses.
  3. Practicing Pranayama on a regular basis will help with digestive issues.
  4. Pranayama aids in detoxification and is an effective way to eliminate all toxins from the body.
  5. Pranayama is beneficial for emotional relief and mind relaxation.

As a result, when performed properly and on a daily basis, Pranayama will have a wide variety of physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. Pranayama can be a natural and easy way to help you combat the Coronavirus during these trying times. Pranayama is a simple and safe way to help you combat the Coronavirus.

Consistent pranayama practice has many advantages, including improved physical, social, mental, and moral well-being.

Pranayama has a practice for everybody, whether you want to empty your mind, calm your body and mind, improve your breath and body, or interact with something bigger than yourself. Let's take a closer look at some of the advantages of pranayama exercise.


Physical Advantages

Because of the physical components of pranayama, there are numerous health benefits, particularly when practiced on a regular basis. Any methods can help you eat food more efficiently: Breathing properly guides the diaphragm, which pulses on the internal organs under it, helping to relax them and massage out blockages in the digestive system. Some techniques help to clean the respiratory tract, allowing toxins in the lungs, nasal cavities, and airways to be eliminated. Some exercises in pranayama can also assist with cardiovascular problems by slowing and regulating the heart rate.

Any of the effects of pranayama can be amplified when mixed with yoga postures. Taking full breaths in a stance, for example, can help to increase spinal extension, and can help to correct persistent misalignments (such as kyphosis and scoliosis).

It's worth repeating that pranayama methods are not disease remedies or recovery strategies. These methods can be used to help with the overall diagnosis and can also be used to avoid problems.

Benefits to the Mind and Emotions

There are many mental and emotional advantages of practice pranayama because of its general impact on the nervous system. The first is that it has the ability to relax your mind. When the mind is racing and it's difficult to concentrate, these activities help to get it back to the current moment. When you break free from unhealthy or unhelpful behavioral habits, this aids in the management and reduction of negative stress and anxiety. Pranayama techniques are also essential for training the mind to enter deep states of meditation because of this influence.

Mental-emotional imbalances, such as persistent stress, can be helped by more calming pranayama activities. These exercises will remove the brain fog, steer thinking away from negative ideas, and give you more motivation to get through lethargy and sluggishness by stimulating the nervous system in a systematic and healthy manner.

Spiritual Advantages

Pranayama is one of the eight limbs of the yogic road to consciousness, according to the philosophical system of yoga. You will clear the nadis (channels carrying air, water, nutrients, blood and other bodily fluids) and establish equilibrium in the chakras to bring about spiritual enlightenment by regulating the energy flow in your body. When you exercise, you will see that the mind becomes more expansive, allowing for deeper insights and relations to that which you consider divine.

Pain and Pranayama

You may know that deep breathing will help you relax, but did you know that it can also change the chemistry in your body? Since not enough oxygen is transferred to carbon dioxide whether you don't breathe enough or breathe too shallowly due to fear, fatigue, or even poor breathing patterns, the pH in the blood increases from 7.4 to 7.5 to 7.6. Hypocapnia has a vasoconstrictive effect, which means that it narrows the blood vessels and prevents natural blood flow. If you've ever held your breath for an extended amount of time or hyperventilated during a panic attack, you may have experienced symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, and cold hands and feet. Hypocapnia, on the other hand, affects all of the blood vessels, so it affects every part of the body in the same way. That means your muscles are experiencing their own version of dizziness or heart palpitations, including spasms, fatigue, twitching, and discomfort. While most of us aren't actively holding our breath, all of us are constantly feeling a milder type of hypocapnia. So, pranayama, or breathing exercises, aren't just a relaxing way to unwind; they also help treat and prevent discomfort by simply getting the blood pumping.

Learning pranayama from a trainer has many advantages, including the ability to pose questions. Many sessions, on the other hand, can be completed without the presence of a live instructor. Regular practice will help you gain a better understanding of pranayama, and with enough practice, you'll be able to move to more complex practices of your own.

What is Pranayama?

Pranayama is more than just "breath practice," as many people believe. With the systematic regulation of the breath, it is a collection of strategies for stimulating, expanding, and balancing life force capacity. Smaller methods, such as witnessing the breath, to more advanced movements that require time and repetition to learn are all examples of these techniques. These exercises may be performed while standing, lying down, or in specific positions.

The Sanskrit words prana and ayama are combined to form the term pranayama. Prana, like I (chi) in Buddhism, refers to the animating life force spirit within all things. Your system is energized, and you are physically healthy, when prana is abundant. In relation to the action of prana, ayama is a verb that means "to stretch" or "to expand." Pranayama literally means "extension of life force capacity," and it will help you feel more vital, clear-headed, and energized.

Many religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, and, of course, yoga, include pranayama in their health activities. Pranayama is the fourth “limb” of raja yoga, and it was identified by the sage Patanjali in the oga S tras prior to 400 CE as an accompaniment to yoga asanas (postures) and a prelude to deep states of meditation. Many yoga courses offered in the West today omit or misinterpret pranayama, even though it has been a part of classical yoga for centuries. The results of pranayama can be intensified, and your practice of postures can be deepened when paired intelligently with certain yoga postures and flows.

Prana is described as the vital life force energy that animates and moves you. It is vitality at its heart. When the body's prana levels are down, you can feel sluggish, trapped, or even sick. There are five key movements of prana in your body, called ay s, or "wind," that control your overall system, including digestion, circulation, and elimination, according to the he atha oga Pradipika, a 15th-century Sanskrit manual on hatha yoga by Svatmarama. When you don't have enough prana in your body, these motions may be absent. You will raise the amount of prana in your body and guide the energy movements that need more pranic help by practicing pranayama.

The Five Vayus of Prana

1. Udana Vayu – Energy flux upward and outward. This vayu is responsible for excitement, creativity, development, and ascension. Dana pushes prana upward toward the neck and face as it approaches the body. Dana ay is influenced by pranayama by monitoring the inhalation side of the breath and any breath holding during inhalation.

2. Prana Vayu (also known as "Pran" Vayu): The inward and upward flow of energy. This vayu is energizing and vitalizing, and it regulates the absorption of prana into the body, as well as inhalation, feeding, drinking, visual impressions, and mental perceptions. Prana ay regulates the flow of prana as it approaches the body from the chest and ascends. Prana vayu is influenced by regulating the inhalation side of the breath and its capacity in the body through pranayama.

3. Samana Vayu – The inward-spiraling, assimilating energy flow. The assimilation of food, oxygen, and all interactions into the system is governed by this vayu. Samana spirals prana inward as it approaches the body, coalescing around the navel core. Samana ay is influenced by pranayama, which involves matching the lengths and capacities of both inhalation and exhalation.

4. Apana Vayu – Energy flux downward and outward. Exhalation, energetic grounding, breastfeeding, and the avoidance of harmful mental and psychological memories are all governed by this vayu. Apana ay assists in letting go by moving prana downward toward the genital organs and out of the body. Controlling the exhalation side of the breath with pranayama affects apana vayu.

5. Vyana Vayu – The flow of energy that expands and circulates. This vayu is in control of nutrient distribution in the blood and body fluids, as well as feelings and ideas, as well as engagement with the outside world. The yana ay spirals outward from the middle of the body, absorbing prana into the body and the universe. By regulating the power of both inhalation and exhalation, pranayama affects vyana vayu.

Energetic Effects of Brahmana, Langhana, and Sama Vritti

Brahmana, langhana, and sama ritti are three energetic outcomes of yoga that can be affected by meditation, asana (yoga postures), and pranayama.

1. Brahmana (Expansion) – Expanded capacity, vitality creation, and extroverted energy. You can transfer static energy and activate the nervous system with brahmana pranayama. Brahmana is induced by faster and more vigorous breathing patterns, full breaths in the chest and ribs, and an emphasis on the inhalation. When you're feeling lethargic, foggy, exhausted, or stressed, try brahmana activities early in the day or when you're feeling lethargic, foggy, drained, or depressed.

2. Langhana (Reduction) – The calming, grounding, and introverted energy effect. You can relax the nervous system and reduce excess frenetic activity by practicing langhana pranayama. Langhana can be stimulated by slower breathing patterns, breathing in the belly, and focusing on the exhalation. During the evening while you prepare for sleep, when having insomnia or overstimulation, following major trauma, or when feeling general restlessness in your body and mind are all times when you might do a langhana exercise.

3. Sama Vritti (Balance) – The energetic influence of balance. To get the system into equilibrium, Sama vritti pranayama balances all brahmana and langhana results. A sama vritti effect is achieved by balancing the duration and capacity of the body on both inhalation and exhalation, as well as some breath keeping. If you're not sure what kind of enthusiastic practice you need, sama vritti practices are a great place to start.

Pranayama is designed to be used in conjunction with other forms of wellbeing and health services, such as traditional medicine, rather than as a replacement. The information provided here is not intended to diagnose or treat any health-related issues. Always seek medical advice from the doctor if you have any medical concerns.