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IMPORTANCE OF YOGA ASANAS



For the function of Japa and meditation, four Asanas are recommended. Padmasana, Siddhasana, Svastikasana, and Sukhasana are the four asanas. You must be able to sit in all of these four Asanas for three hours straight without moving your body. Only then can you have Asana-Jaya, or mastery of the Asana. You won't be able to meditate effectively until you have a stable Asana. The more stable you are in your Asana, the easier it will be to relax and focus your mind. You would be able to achieve one-pointed mind and hence infinite harmony and Atmic Ananda if you can maintain the pose for even one hour.

As you sit in the pose, tell yourself, "I am as solid as a rock." Repeat this suggestion to yourself a half-dozen times. The Asana would then become more stable. When you sit for Dhyana, you must become a living statue. Then and only then can your Asana be really stable. You will be able to sit for three hours at a time after one year of consistent practice. Start with half an hour and work your way up to an hour.

Maintain a straight line with your head, spine, and trunk when sitting in the Asana. Stick to one Asana and practice it until it is steady and flawless. The Asana can never be changed. Adhere to one adamantly. Realize all of the rewards of a single Asana. Dridhata is provided by Asana (strength). Sthirata receives Mudra's gift (steadiness). Dhairya is provided by Pratyahara (boldness). Laghima is a product of pranayama (lightness). Dhyana provides Pratyakshatva (self-perception) and Samadhi provides Kaivalya (isolation), which is verily the liberation or ultimate bliss.

The number of postures is equal to the number of species of living beings in the universe. Lord Siva describes 84 lakhs of different Asanas. 84 of them are the strongest, and 32 of them are very helpful. There are a few Asanas that can be done while standing.

Tadasana, Trikonasana, Garudasana, among others are examples. Some, such as Paschimottanasana, Padmasana, and others, may be done while seated. When lying down, some Asanas are performed.

Uttanapadasana, Pavanamuktasana, and others are examples. The head is lowered and the legs are raised in Sirshasana, Vrikshasana, and other asanas.

These Asanas were once practiced in Gurukulas, and as a result, people were powerful, stable, and lived long lives. These Asanas can be taught in schools and universities. Ordinary aerobic workouts only strengthen the body's superficial muscles. Physical workouts will help you become a Sandow with a lovely physique. Asanas, on the other hand, are meant to help with both physical and spiritual growth.


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18 BASIC PRANAYAMA INSTRUCTIONS



1. Get up early in the morning to answer nature's call and stay for Yogic activities. Pranayama should be done in a dry, well-ventilated room. Pranayama necessitates intense concentration and focus.

2. Clean the nostrils properly before sitting for Pranayama practice. After 10 minutes of exercise, drink a cup of milk or eat a small snack.

3. Limit the conversation, feeding, resting, socializing, and physical exertion. Take a little ghee for your rice at mealtime. This will lubricate Vayu's bowels and encourage him to travel freely downwards.

4. While doing Kumbhaka, some people curl their facial muscles. It should be stopped at all costs.

It's also a sign that they're pushing themselves to their limits. This must be done at all costs. Rechaka and Puraka cannot be controlled for such citizens.

5. Pranayama should be done right after you get out of bed and right before Japa and meditation. It will lighten the body and make meditation more enjoyable for you. You must follow a schedule that is convenient and time-efficient for you.

6. Don't jerk your body around excessively. The subconscious is often confused when the body is shaken often. Scratching the body on a regular basis is not a good idea. When doing Pranayama, Japa, and meditation, the Asana should be steady and solid as a rock.

7. Repeat Rama, Siva, Gayatri, or any other Mantra, simple number, or any other time-unit according to your inclination in all of the exercises. Pranayama is better done with Gayatri or OM. You must keep track of certain time units for Puraka, Kumbhaka, and Rechaka at first. When you do the Puraka, Kumbhaka, and Rechaka as long as you can safely do them, the time-unit and proper ratio will appear on their own. You won't need to count or hold any units until you've progressed in your practice.

By force of habit, you would be automatically established in the usual ratio.

8. You must count the number for a few days at first to see how you advance. Counting would not need to be used to distract the mind in the advanced stages. When you've completed the requisite amount, your lungs will warn you.

9. Don't do the Pranayama until you're exhausted. During and during the lesson, there must still be a sense of pleasure and exhilaration in the soul. You can feel energized and refreshed during the practice. Do not overburden yourself with laws (Niyamas).

10. Do not take a bath right after Pranayama is completed. Take a half-hour break. If you perspire during the workout, don't wash it away with a towel. With your fingertips, rub it. When you perspire, avoid exposing your body to cold draughts of air.

11. Inhale and exhale gently at all times. Create no noise at all. You may make a moderate or the lowest sound possible in Pranayamas like Bhastrika and Kapalabhati.

12. Don't plan to see results by just doing it for 2 to 3 minutes for a day or two.

In the very least, you can train for 15 minutes a day for the first few days.

It's pointless to hop from one workout to the next every day.


13. Patanjali does not place a high value on the practice of various types of Pranayama. “Exhale slowly, then inhale and hold the breath,” he says. You will develop a cool and steady mind.”

Hatha Yogins were the first to establish Pranayama as a science and to list various exercises to fit different people.

14. For a few days, a neophyte can just do Puraka and Rechaka, with no Kumbhaka.

Rechaka takes a long time to complete. Puraka and Rechaka are divided in half.

15th. “Pranayama, in its most traditional and preparatory form, can be done by anyone in any pose, sitting or walking, and it will still have benefits. Fruitification would be swift for those who do it according to the recommended methods.”

16. Gradually lengthen the Kumbhaka time. Retain for 4 seconds the first week, 8 seconds the second week, 12 seconds the third week, and so on before you can hold your breath to your maximum potential.

17. You must change the Puraka, Kumbhaka, and Rechaka in such a way that you do not feel suffocated or uncomfortable at any point of Pranayama. Between any two consecutive rounds, you should never feel compelled to take a few regular breaths. Puraka, Kumbhaka, and Rechaka must all have their durations adjusted properly. Take extra precautions and pay close attention. Things will turn out to be good and straightforward.

18. Exhalation should not be prolonged if it is not necessary. If you take longer to perform Rechaka, the next inhalation will be rushed and the flow will be disrupted. You must be able to control the Puraka, Kumbhaka, and Rechaka in such a way that you can do not only one Pranayama but the entire course or necessary rounds of Pranayama with utter comfort and care. This is what I have to say over and over again. Perfectionism is attained through practice and experience. Maintain your composure. Another critical aspect is that at the end of Kumbhaka, you must have good control of the lungs in order to perform the Rechaka smoothly and in proportion to the Puraka.


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PRANAYAMA'S IMPORTANCE



The veil or mask is made up of Tamas and Rajas. The practice of Pranayama removes this veil. The true essence of the spirit is seen after the curtain is lifted. 

The Chitta is composed entirely of Sattvic particles, but it is surrounded by Rajas and Tamas, just like a fire is surrounded by smoke. Pranayama is the most effective purification technique. Pranayama brings innocence, and wisdom shines brightly. The practice of Pranayama annihilates the Yogi's Karma, which covers up discriminative experience. 

The essence, which is luminous by nature, is obscured by the magical panorama of desire, and the Jiva, or human spirit, is directed towards vice. This Yogi's Karma, which obscures the Light and ties him to reincarnation, is gradually diminished by Pranayama practice, and finally extinguished.

Yogyata Manasah Dharanasu cha Yogyata Manasah Dharanasu cha Yogyata Manasah Dharanasu cha Yogyata Manasah Dharanasu (II-53). Since the curtain of light has been lifted, you will be able to focus your mind beautifully.

When the distracting energy is replaced, the mind would be as calm as a flame in a windless spot. Pranayama is a term that is often used to refer to the inhalation, retention, and exhalation of breath as a whole, and other times to refer to each of these separately. 

Breathing would be reduced while the Prana Vayu is in Akasa Tattva. It would be simple to stop breathing at this stage. Pranayama will gradually slow down the mind's speed. It will also trigger Vairagya.


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Distance Healing Using Pranyama




This is also regarded as "absent care." You will send Prana across space to a friend who lives far away. He should adopt a responsive mentality. You must feel en rapport (in direct connection and sympathy) with the persons you treat using this form of Distant Healing.

You should communicate with them and set up meeting times. “Get ready at 8 p.m.,” you should write to them. Possess a reactive mentality. Take a seat in a comfortable chair. Close your eyes for a moment. I can pass on my Prana.”

‘I am transmitting a supply of Prana (vital force) to the patient,' say to yourself. When you submit the Prana, do Kumbhaka. 

Often, practice breathing in a rhythmic pattern. Imagine that the Prana is exiting your consciousness, traveling across space, and entering the patient's system. The Prana flies through space invisibly, like radio waves, and shines like lightning. 

Outside, the Prana that has been colored by the healer's thinking is projected. By practicing Kumbhaka, you will re-charge your Prana. This necessitates extensive, consistent, and consistent practice.


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12 PRANAYAMA'S BENEFITS


  1. This body transforms into one that is lean, heavy, and stable. 
  2. There is a reduction in the amount of fat in the body. 
  3. The skin has a lustre to it. Diamond-like glimmers in the eyes. 
  4. The doctor develops a very attractive appearance. The tone of the voice changes to a sweet and melodious tone. 
  5. The inner Anahata sounds can be heard clearly. 
  6. Both illnesses have been eradicated from the student's body. He establishes himself in Brahmacharya. 
  7. Semen becomes firm and consistent. 
  8. The gastric fire (Jatharagni) is boosted. And if a fairy wants to embrace him, the student's mind becomes so refined in Brahmacharya that he will not be shaken. Appetite heightens. 
  9. The nadis have been cleansed. 
  10. The mind becomes one-pointed after Vikshepa is gone. Rajas and Tamas have been defeated. Dharana and Dhyana have been prepared in the mind. 
  11. The excretions start to become scarce. Consistent meditation awakens the inner divine power, bringing eternal light, pleasure, and mental calm. As a result, he is classified as an Oordhvareto-Yogi.
  12. Both psychic abilities have been acquired. Only advanced students will be eligible for all of the incentives.

UJJAYI



Place yourself in your normal Asana. Keep your mouth shut. Slowly inhale from both nostrils in a steady, even motion.

Hold your breath for as long as you can safely do so, and gently exhale from your left nostril while covering your right nostril with your right thumb. When you inhale, expand your chest.

Due to the partial closure of the glottis during inhalation, a strange sound is made. During inhalation, the sound should be soft and consistent in tone. It should also be constant.

Both when walking or standing, this Kumbhaka may be practiced. Instead of exhaling from the left nostril, gently breathe out of both nostrils.

The heat in the brain is removed as a result of this. The practitioner transforms into a stunning woman. The amount of gastric fire has been raised. It clears the mouth of phlegm. Asthma, consumption, and a variety of other respiratory illnesses will all be cured. Both conditions caused by a lack of oxygen inhalation, as well as heart diseases, are healed. 

Ujjayi Pranayama is responsible for the completion of all tasks. Diseases of the phlegm, nerves, enlargement of the spleen, dyspepsia, dysentery, consumption, cough, or fever seldom affect the physician. Ujjayi is a technique for destroying decay and death.


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PLAVINI




Students must be skilled in order to practice this Pranayama. Mr. ‘S,' a Yogic practitioner, will float on water for twelve hours straight if he practices this Plavini. 

For a few days, a person who practices this Plavini Kumbhaka will survive on air and without food. The student inhales air slowly, as if it were water, and sends it to his stomach. 

The chest becomes a little swollen. When you rub the stomach while it's full of air, you'll hear a strange tympanic (air) sound. 

It is best to practice gradually. It is important to enlist the assistance of someone who is well-versed in this Pranayama. 

By gradually belching, the student will fill his stomach with air. The air should be totally removed after the drill. Uddiyana Bandha and hiccough are responsible for this.


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PRANIC HEALING


Pranayama practitioners may use their Prana to help treat morbid diseases. They can also quickly replenish their Prana reserves by practicing Kumbhaka. Never believe that distributing Prana to others would deplete your Prana. The more you send, the more from the celestial stream will flow to you (Hiranyagarbha). It is the natural law. Do not turn into a snob. If there is a rheumatic patient, use both hands to carefully shampoo his thighs. Do Kumbhaka when shampooing (massaging) and feel the Prana is streaming from your hands to your customer. Connect with Hiranyagarbha, or cosmic Prana, and see cosmic energies streaming through your hands into the patient. 

Warmth, relaxation, and strength will both come over the patient at the same time. Massage and your magnetic touch will help you recover from a fever, intestinal colic, or some other illness. You should talk to the cells and give them instructions as you rub the liver, spleen, intestine, or some other part or organ of the body:—“O cells! Make sure your duties are properly discharged. It is what I command you to do.” They will follow your instructions. They, too, are endowed with a kind of subconscious wisdom. When you pass your Prana to others, repeat your Mantra. Have a look at a few examples. You will improve your skills. You should also treat scorpion stings. Shampoo the leg gently to remove the venom.

Pranayama will give you exceptional concentrating strength, a powerful will, and a perfectly balanced, strong body if you practice it daily. You'll have to deliberately steer Prana to unhealthy parts of your body. Assume you have a slow-moving liver. Take a seat in Padmasana. Close your eyes for a moment.

Sukha Purvaka Pranayama should be practiced. Prana should be directed to the liver area. Concentrate your thoughts on that area. Concentrate your mind on that field. Imagine Prana entering all of the tissues and cells of the liver lobes and doing its curative, regenerative, and constructive function there. By transporting Prana to diseased places, faith, creativity, focus, and curiosity play an important role in curing diseases. Imagine the morbid impurities in the liver being expelled during exhalation.

12 times in the morning and 12 times in the evening, repeat this procedure. The liver's sluggishness will go down in a few days. This is a non-drug therapy. This is a natural remedy. During Pranayama, you can guide the Prana to any part of the body, curing any illness, acute or chronic. Once or twice, try to cure yourself. Your beliefs will become more strong. Why do you scream for ghee when you have butter in your lap, when you have a cheap, strong, and easily accessible remedy or agent called ‘Prana' at your disposal at all times? Use it sparingly. You will heal multiple illnesses with only a touch if you improve your focus and exercise. Many illnesses can be overcome by sheer willpower in their advanced stages.


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SURYABHEDA



Padmasana or Siddhasana is a good place to start. Close your eyes for a moment. Using your right ring and tiny fingertips, cover the left nostril. Slowly inhale from the right nostril as long as you can safely do so without making a whistle. 

Then, using your right thumb, close the right nostril and hold your breath by rubbing your chin against your stomach (Jalandhara Bandha). 

Hold the breath until perspiration oozes from the hair roots (hair follicles). This is a point that cannot be reached right away. 

You'll have to progressively increase the period of Kumbhaka. Suryabheda Kumbhaka's domain of practice ends at this stage. Jalandhara Bandha should be published. Then exhale steadily and silently from the left nostril while covering the right nostril with your fist.


Bodhayet kundalim saktim dehagnim cha vivardhayet, Kumbhakah suryabhedastu jara-mrityu-vinasakah, Kumbhakah suryabhedastu jara-mrityu-vinasakah, Kumbhakah suryabhedastu jara-mrityu-vinasakah

“Suryabheda Kumbhaka destroys rot and death thus reawakening Kundalini.”

This Pranayama can be repeated many times for it cleanses the brain and kills intestinal worms. It heals Vata and eliminates the four types of evils caused by Vayu (rheumatism). It treats rhinitis and a variety of neuralgias. In addition, worms found in the frontal sinuses are killed.


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SUKHA PURVAKA



Padmasana or Siddhasana is a good place to start. Using the right thumb, close the right nostril. Inhale (Puraka) steadily from the left nostril until three Oms are counted.

As if you were painting the Prana and the ambient air together. You will really feel like you are drawing Prana when you work. Then, using the right hand's little and ring fingers, cover the left nostril as well.

Hold your breath for a total of 12 Oms. Down to the Muladhara Chakra, send the present. Feel as if a nerve current is striking the Muladhara Chakra, causing Kundalini to awaken. Remove the right thumb and count 6 Oms while exhaling through the right nostril.

As before, inhale through the right nostril, hold, and exhale through the left nostril. Pranayama is made up of the six processes mentioned above. Do 6 Pranayamas in the morning and 6 in the evening to begin.

Increase it gradually to 20 Pranayamas per sitting. Inhalation, absorption, and exhalation have a 1:4:2 scale. The period of Kumbhaka should be steadily increased.


Do the Kumbhaka for as long as you can safely do it. Do not be hurried.

Patience is needed. Contract the anus and even do Mula Bandha. Concentrate on the Chakras and Kundalini meditation. This is the most crucial part of the operation. Deep concentration is important for Kundalini awakening in this Pranayama. If the level of focus is high and the practice is done on a daily basis, Kundalini will awaken easily.

This practice cleanses the Nadis, calms the wandering mind, increases digestion and circulation, assists Brahmacharya, and awakens Kundalini. Many of the body's impurities are expelled.


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BHASTRIKA



This drill is notable for its rapid series of forcible expulsions.

In Sanskrit, the word Bhastrika means "bellows." You can inhale and exhale quickly, much like a blacksmith blows his bellows quickly. 

Take a seat in your preferred Asana. Keep your mouth shut. Inhale and exhale rapidly 20 times, as if you were using bellows. When you inhale and exhale, dilate and contract your chest.

A hissing sound is made when you practice Pranayama. Begin with a series of forcible expulsions of breath, one after the other in rapid succession. After 20 expulsions, take a deep breath in and do it for as long as you can safely do so before gently exhaling. This is one Bhastrika round.

Start with 10 expulsions per round and eventually escalate to 20 or 25 per round. The period of Kumbhaka can also be expanded steadily and cautiously. After one round, take a short break before starting the next. Do 3 rounds at first, then 20 rounds in the morning and 20 in the evening after some practice.

After a partial closure of the glottis, advanced students do this Pranayama. They don't make as much noise as the beginners do. Even in a standing position, they will do so.

Bhastrika treats throat pain, improves gastric burning, eliminates phlegm and other diseases of the nose and lungs, and cures Asthma, consumption, and other diseases caused by an abundance of wind, bile, and phlegm. It provides body warmth. 

It is the most powerful Pranayama technique. Prana is able to break through the three Granthis thanks to it. This practice also provides all of the other advantages of Sukha Purvaka Pranayama.


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Suryabhedan Pranayama - Sun Pranayama



Method: Sit in Sukhasan and place your left hand on your left knee with your palm facing up.

Close your eyes for a moment.

With the index finger of your right hand, close your left nostril and inhale from your right nostril until your lungs are full. (Inhale forcefully enough to produce a racket while the air rushes in.)

Keep the air in for as long as you can and do the ‘Jalandharbandh' [Neck Lock] (press your head on your throat and face straight down) as long as you can.

Close your right nostril with your right thumb, unlock your jaw, and exhale from your left nostril with enough intensity that your exhalation makes a whistle.

This is one Suryabhedan Pranayama round.

Do just a few rounds or repetitions of this Pranaym at first. Gradually increase to 10-12 rounds in a single session.


This Pranayama decreases the amount of cough and phlegm in your body when practiced regularly.

-It aids in the removal of poisonous gases from the body.

-It causes one's body to heat up.

-It aids in the purification of the blood.

-It improves a person's digestion abilities.

Bahya Pranayama - Exterior Pranayama

 


Method: Sit in Sukhasan and make the dnyanamudra with your fingertips and place them on the hands and legs, palms facing upwards

Close your eyes for a moment.

Inhale deeply, hold the air for a few seconds, and then exhale forcefully, as if you're trying to clear your lungs quickly. (A screeching sound can be heard at the end of your exhalation.)

Implement the following three blocks until you've fully exhaled. -

Pull up your anal muscles as if you're struggling to keep your bowels in.

Pull back your stomach as if you were going to touch your stomach to your spine.

Perform the ‘Jalandharbandh' (press your chin against your throat and look down).

Remove all three blocks listed above and steadily inhale to your full potential after a few seconds of not inhaling.

Caution: This Pranayama should not be done for those who have heart attacks.

-People with Cervical disorders and Spondilitis should abstain from participating in the Jalandharbandh (3 rd block)

Duration: There is no set time limit for this Pranayama, but it can only be done 3-4 times.

It has the following properties/Uses

-It protects your stomach.

-It improves the nervous system.

-It is very beneficial in the treatment of hernias.

- It keeps the thyroid in good shape.

-It improves the health of the lungs.

-Its most useful use is to improve the effects of Kapaalbhati Pranayama.

Anulobh-Vilobh Pranayama - Pranayama of Complete Detox



Method: Shape the dnyanamudra with your left hand and put it on your left knee with your palms facing upwards when sitting in Sukhasan.

Close your eyes for a moment.

Using the thumb of your right hand, close your right nostril and inhale from your left nostril until your lungs are full.

Then, using your right hand's ring and middle fingers, cover your left nostril and exhale from your right nostril.

Inhale through your right nostril, then cover it with your thumb and exhale through your left nostril. Inhale through your left nostril, and exhale through your right nostril.

Keep in mind that you can inhale from the same nostril that you used to exhale.

And make sure you're not rushing into this Pranayama. Get yourself at ease, be relaxed, and take things slowly.

Perform it for 3-4 minutes at first, then eventually raise the time to 12-15 minutes with practice.

It is the most successful detoxification workout.

-In your breath, it expels all of the toxins from your body.

-It is a fantastic treatment for hypertension.

-It is very beneficial in the treatment of ear diseases.

-When done on a daily basis, it helps to reduce cancer.

-It has been discovered to be beneficial in the treatment of leukoderma.

-This is very beneficial in the treatment of bronchitis.

Bhramari Pranayama - Hornet Pranayama

 


Method:  Take a seat in Sukhasan.

Close your eyes for a moment.

Then, with your thumbs, close your ears, put your index fingers on your forehead, and the remaining three fingers on your eyes, gently pressing the ridge between your eyes.

Inhale deeply and hold your breath for a few seconds.

Then slowly exhale while making the ‘Aum' sound with your mouth closed (Om Chant).

(The name comes from the sound this move makes, which is identical to the buzzing of hornet wings.)

There is no set time limit. It can be done at least two to three times.

Uses: -This Pranayama is critical for improving the protection of your throat and thyroid glands.

-It heals any speech hoarseness affected by sickness.

-Practicing this Pranayama on a regular basis improves your concentration while also calming your mind.

-When you do this Pranayama on a daily basis, you will experience a calming sense of harmony and calmness.

Pranayama of resounding Aum - Udgith Pranayama



Shape the dnyanamudra with your hands and put them on your knees with your palms facing upwards when sitting in Sukhasan.

Close your eyes for a moment.

Inhale deeply, hold the air for a few seconds, and then exhale slowly while chanting the word ‘Aum.'

When you listen to this chant, the sound of cosmic waves will fill your surroundings.

3-4 times is the recommended amount of repetitions.

Uses: -This Pranayama is very useful in treating diseases of the throat, lungs, and upper chest. -It helps to ensure adequate blood supply and purify the blood.

Detox Breath I



Method: Stand up without slouching and with your back straight.

Keep a space of 10-12 inches between your feet.

See to it that your body weight is equally distributed on both your feet.

Put out your chest, keep your neck straight and slightly pull down your

chin.

Keep your hands at your sides with your palms touching your thighs.

Now, slowly but steadily take in a deep breath.

First fill in your chest with air, once the chest is full then, fill the air in your

belly.

Hold the air in for as long as you comfortably can.

Then open your mouth and rapidly exhale through your mouth by

contracting your stomach but keeping your chest rigid.

This completes one practice of this Pranayama.

Perform 8-10 repetitions.

Take a rest of 1-2 min. before doing anything else.

Uses:

- This Pranayama is especially effective in pushing the volatile toxins from

the lungs and the stomach out of the body

-Also, this breath rejuvenates the organs in the chest cavity and neck.


Lung Strengthening Breath I


Method: Stand up straight with your back straight and without slouching.

Maintain a 10-12 inch distance between your knees.

Make sure your weight is evenly distributed on all of your feet.

Extend your chest, hold your neck straight, and draw your head back gently.

Have your palms facing you with your hands at chest height.

Take a deep breath in gently and gradually.

Begin tightly patting down your chest cavity until you hit your belly as you breathe in, starting at the base of your collar bone.

Fill the lungs with air until they are fully finished.

Start gently massaging your chest in vertical movements until your lungs are complete.

Continue massaging your chest for as long as you can without taking a rest.

Then, with your hands at your sides, gently and evenly exhale.

This is the end of one Pranayama session.

Repeat for a total of 7-8 times.

Before doing something else, take a 1 or 2 minute break.

Uses: - This Pranayama is very useful in treating lungs and upper chest conditions.

It helps to improve blood flow through the capillaries of the lungs and ensures adequate blood pressure across the chest.

Lung Strengthening Breath II


Method: Stand up straight with your back straight and without slouching.

Maintain a shoulder-length distance between your knees.

Make sure your weight is evenly distributed on all of your feet.

Keep your spine straight with your chest up.

Put your fingers in the front and your thumb in the back of your respective armpits.

Take a deep breath in gently and gradually.

Fill the lungs with air until they are fully finished.

Now take a deep breath and hold it for as long as you can.

When it's time to exhale, press your ribcage against your sides and gently exhale.

The exhaling motion can be performed in stages. Press and exhale – stop – press and exhale – stop – press and exhale – stop – press and exhale – stop – press and exhale – stop – press and exhale – stop – press and exhale –

This is the end of one Pranayama session.

Make 5 repetitions.

This Pranayama is very helpful in the lung potential, as well as purifying the blood and rejuvenating the cells and tissues of your lungs' inner lining.

Pranyama for a Fast Rejuvenating Breath



Method: Stand up straight and without slouching.

Maintain a shoulder-length distance between your knees.

Make sure your weight is evenly distributed on all of your feet.

Keep your spine straight with your chest up.

Put your fingers in the front and your thumb in the back of your respective armpits.

Then slip your hand down to the point where the ribcage meets the abdomen.

Take a deep breath in gently and gradually.

Fill the lungs with air until they are fully finished.

Now take a deep breath and hold it for as long as you can.

When you're about to exhale, press the sides of your ribcage together and gently exhale.

The exhaling motion can be performed in stages. Press and exhale – stop – press and exhale – stop – press and exhale – stop – press and exhale – stop – press and exhale – stop – press and exhale – stop – press and exhale –

This is the end of one Pranayama session.

Rep this exercise 5-7 times.

Before doing something else, take a 3-4 minute break.

Uses: - This breath is very useful in delivering rapid rejuvenation and alertness to the practitioner. - It keeps the chest and abdominal organs well-circulated.