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What Is Sukha Purvaka Pranayama?



    Sukha is a Sanskrit word that signifies "easy" or "pleasant Purvaka refers to a stage that must be accomplished before going on to more challenging controls. 

    Sukha Purvaka Pranayama, then, refers to the basic breath that must be learned before moving on to the more harder Pranayamas. Sukha Asana, or "sitting-like-a-tailor" pose, is a basic cross-legged "sitting-like-a-tailor" stance. 



    What Are The Different Variations Of Sukha Purvaka Pranayama and How To Perform them?





    Use the Vajra Asana as your stance or posture to begin with. 


    Sukha Purvaka Pranayama contains four different Prana control versions:


    • The first is Swasha Pranayama, which is just inhaling and exhaling. In the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Krishna teaches Arjuna this method of breathing. Some call this Gita Pranayama because of the Song. 
    • A four by four (4 X 4) rhythm can be used for a youngster, an underdeveloped lady, or a guy who has trouble breathing. The breath is inhaled slowly for four counts, then exhaled slowly for four counts. 
    • Inhale and exhale for at least nine rounds. Sama Vritta is the name given to this breath since it is done in a timed cycle. This may be done in a six by six (6 X 6) or eight by eight (8 X 8) count by a healthy person. It's not required to go higher than this. 
    • The second phase is called Visama Vritta or Loma Pranayama, and it involves adding a held-in or retained breath to the normal incoming and outgoing breaths, creating a six-by-six (6 X 6 X 6) or eight-by-eight-by-eight pattern (8 X 8 X 8). 
    • The held-in breath is replaced by a held-out breath in inverse breathing Viloma Pranayama, which symbolizes the third phase of the Sukha Purvaka. The breath is in, out, then held out in the same six by six by six (6 X 6 X 6) or eight by eight by eight (8 X 8 X 8) count.
    • Sukha Purvaka Pranayama, also known as Yoga Pranayama, is a four-part breath consisting of in, held in, out, and held out, all to the same timed sequence of six by six by six by six (6X6X6) or eight by eight by eight by eight (8 X 8 X 8 X8). There should be nine rounds completed. 


    Sukha Pranayama, Loma Viloma, and Sukha Purvaka Pranayama are all used to open up parts of the lungs that aren't generally used.



    What is Sukha Purvaka Pranayama? 


    One of the most basic yogic breathing practices is sukha purvaka pranayama. 

    This technique's name comes from the Sanskrit words sukha, which means "easy," purvaka, which means "that which comes before," and pranayama, which refers to yogic breathing practices. 






    How to Perform The Basic Version Of Sukha Purvaka Pranayama?


    1. Sit in padmasana or sukhasana with your eyes closed and your spine straight to execute this pranayama. 
    2. Inhale slowly for six counts, hold for six counts, exhale slowly for six counts, then hold the breath for six counts after a few regular breaths. 
    3. This is the end of one round. 
    4. After completing six to nine rounds, take a five-minute break. 
    5. The fourth of The Eight Limbs of Yoga, Pranayama, operates on both the physical and mental levels. 





    What Are The Benefits Of Sukha Purvaka Pranayama?


    1. The nadis are cleansed
    2. It expands the lungs. 
    3. Respiratory function is improved. 
    4. Enhances digestion Allows you to remain in the now. 
    5. Keeps the mind at ease. 
    6. Depression is alleviated. 


    Sukha purvaka pranayama is a basic breathing technique that combines the four phases of pranayama: 


    1. puraka, 
    2. abhyantara 
    3. kumbhaka, 
    4. rechaka, and 
    5. bahya kumbhaka.





    What Are Additional Observances To Accompany The Practice Of Sukha Purvaka Pranayama?


    • 1. In your meditation room, sit in Padmasana or Siddhasana in front of a picture of your Ishta Devata (guiding deity). 

      • With the right thumb, close the right nostril. 
      • Inhale softly and steadily via the left nostril. 
      • Then, using the right hand's little and ring fingers, seal the left nostril as well. 
      • Keep the air in your lungs for as long as you can. 
      • After withdrawing the thumb, exhale slowly and deeply through the right nostril. 
      • The first portion of the procedure is now complete. 



    • 2. Then take a deep breath through your right nostril. 
      • Keep the breath in your lungs and exhale gently via your left nostril. 
      • One Pranayama is made up of all six of these processes. 
      • Do 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening. 
      • Increase the number gradually. 

    • Have the Bhava (mental attitude) that all the Daivi Sampat (divine qualities), such as mercy, love, forgiveness, Santi, joy, and so on, are entering your system with the inspired air, and all the Asuri Sampat (demonic qualities), such as lust, anger, greed, and so on, are being thrown out with the expired air. 


    • During Puraka, Kumbhaka, and Rechaka, mentally repeat Om or Gayatri. 
    • Sadhakas who practice hard may do 320 Kumbhakas every day in four sittings at an average of 80 per sitting. 



    Additional Benefits Of Sukha Purvaka Pranyama


    • It alleviates several  diseases, 
      • purifies the Nadis, 
      • improves digestion, increases the digestive fire and appetite, 
      • The purification of Nadis will happen quickly. 




    In the Gitananda lineage of Rishi culture Ashtanga Yoga, Sukha Purvaka (Poorvaka) Pranayama is one of the most significant Pranayamas. 





    It is a crucial and basic aspect of any Pranayama instruction. Purvaka alludes to the concept that something must be finished before moving on to other disciplines. Sukha denotes pleasant or comfortable. 



    Sukha Purvaka is divided into three components, which are subsequently combined in the fourth portion, which is the Sukha Purvaka itself. 


    • The ratio utilized in all four portions is an equal count of 4, 6, 8, and so on, depending on the capability of the student / patient. 
    • It's vital to remember that we should always begin with counts that are appropriate for the student's or patient's current ability and work our way up as they gain experience. 



    Always teach from the known to the unknown, and from the present to the future! Different titles have been given to the first portion of the Sukha Purvaka quartet. 


    It's termed Sama Vritti, Shwasa Prashwasa, or Gita Pranayama, but it's most frequently referred to as Sukha Pranayama since it's a relaxing practice of breathing in (Puraka) and out (Rechaka) for the same number of counts. 


    Depending on the person's ability, this may be a count of 4, 6, or 8. 

    Most students / patients can do this rather readily, and it helps to settle the mind and increase inner awareness. 


    • In Prana Darshana (reverential witnessing) approaches, it is a valuable exercise for breath observation. 


    • The Vajra Asana is the greatest posture for any Pranayama Sadhana because it enables the diaphragm to move freely while keeping the spine in its straightest and most secure position, allowing us to breathe to our full potential. 


    • The Loma and Viloma Pranayamas make up the second and third halves of the Visama Vritti Pranayamas. 
      • Breathing in for a 4, 6, or 8 count, holding the breath (Antara Kumbhaka) for an equal duration, and then breathing out for the same count is how the Loma Pranayama is done. 
      • Breathing in for a 4, 6, or 8 count, breathing out for the same count, and then holding out the breath (Bahira Kumbhaka or Shunyaka) for an equal count are all part of the Viloma Pranayama. 


    Viloma pranayama is also known as inverse breathing, while Loma pranayama is also known as converse breathing. 


    • It's vital to note that holding the breath (Kumbhaka) goes against our "billions of years old" animal programming and allows us to achieve conscious control over our breathing mechanism. 
    • Animals are frightened of dying if they hold their breath, but as humans, we know that we can safely hold our breath, and this gesture of opening up to our higher nature aids conscious control of breathing. 
    • We can never die by holding our breath, according to science! Because yoga is a study of awareness, the phase of holding the breath (Kumbhaka) is given such prominence in yoga literature, and the Pranayamas are referred to as Kumbhaka in ancient literature. 


    Sukha Purvaka Pranayama is the last phase in which the preceding three sections are brought together. 


    • We inhale, hold in the breath, exhale, and finally hold out the breath in this four-part breath. 
    • It is also known as Yoga Pranayama since it combines all four phases of Pranayama, namely Puraka, Kumbhaka, Rechaka, and Shunyaka. 
    • Breathe in, hold in, breathe out, and hold out the breath using a 4, 6, or 8 count. 
    • This Pranayama lowers respiratory frequency from 15 to 20 breaths per minute to 3 to 4 breaths per minute. 

    Other essential indicators that are integrally tied to respiratory frequency, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and body metabolism, drop as a result. 


    • Reduced sympatho-adrenergic discharge lowers body temperature and resulting in a calm and serene frame of mind. 
    • Areas of the lungs that are not ordinarily utilized in our daily 'tidal volume' lives are opened up, resulting in health and well-being on all levels.



    What is the literal meaning of Sukha pranayama? 


    One of the most basic yogic breathing practices is sukha purvaka pranayama. 

    This technique's name comes from the Sanskrit words sukha, which means "easy," purvaka, which means "that which comes before," and pranayama, which refers to yogic breathing practices. 



    What are the different forms of pranayama? 


    Sukha purvaka pranayama image result Here are seven different forms of Pranayama to try as a beginner: 


    1. Ujjayi Pranayama. 
    2. Dirgha Pranayama.
    3. Nostril Kapalabhati (Alternate Nostril Kapalabhati).
    4. Nadi Shodhana. 
    5. Simha Pranayama.
    6. Nadi Shodhana Simha Pranayama. 



    What are the scientifically proven advantages of pranayama?


    1. Reduces tension. Pranayama was shown to lower perceived stress levels in healthy young people in a 2013 research. 
    2. Improves the quality of one's sleep. 
    3. Mindfulness is improved. 
    4. It helps to lower excessive blood pressure..
    5. Improves the function of the lungs..
    6. It improves cognitive functioning. 
    7. Reduces the desire to smoke cigarettes.


    Kiran Atma