KIRAN ATMA: Vibhagha
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Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Vibhagha Pranayama, Or Pranic Flow, and Abdominal Breathing?



Adam or Adham Pranyama is breathing from the abdomen. The normal type of breathing directed by the autonomic or vegetative portion of your neurological system is abdominal breathing. 


  • Women are notorious for being bad belly breathers, and as a result, they suffer. 
  • Abdominal breathing controls the flow of Prana below the navel, so if it is faulty, all sorts of negative conditions emerge, including 
    • painful, irregular, heavy, or scanty menstrual flow, 
    • hemorrhoids and varicose veins of the legs, 
    • edema or water retention in the knees and ankles, 
    • phlebitis (inflammation of the vein lining), 
    • and cold feet due to faulty circulation. 
  • These problems may also be caused by a man's poor stomach breathing. 
  • Men, on the whole, are excellent abdominal breathers. These issues will be resolved with Adam Pranayama. 


The Adam Pranayama, or Pranic Flow in Abdominal Breathing, affects blood circulation into the sacrum and pelvic areas, as well as down into the legs. 



  • Blood is pushed out of the powerful heart pump in three distinct and independent pathways: one to the lower body and legs, two to the heart muscles and arms, and three to the neck and head. 
  • Special reflexo-genic "feed back" neurons are buried deep inside the cells of the lungs and are only activated by exaggerated deep intakes and expirations. 
  • These receptors are not stimulated by normal breathing. 
  • These receptors transmit signals back to the human brain's respiratory center when activated, training it to perfect breathing. 
  • The medulla oblongata is where this respiratory center is located. 
  • It is split vertically into two parts: one side, represented by dots, promotes inspiration, while the other side, represented by lines, promotes creativity. 
  • The other side, represented by circles. enables expiry Adham Pranayama, or abdominal breathing, is linked with the lower portion of this center. 
  • Intracostal breathing is stimulated in the middle portion, whereas clavicular breathing is stimulated in the top part. 


A minimum of six minutes of Adham Pranayama should be done while sitting in Vajra Asana. 

  • If the Vajra Asana becomes too difficult for the feet, switch to one of the Vajra Asana variants.
  • Sukha Asana, the Pleasant Posture, and Shava Asana, the Corpse Pose, are two option. 
  • While performing Adham Pranayama, the Abdominal Breath, practice the variations on Vajra Asana and Shava Asana (Corpse Pose). 
  • Then focus on mastering the four Sukha Pranayama and Sukha Purvaka Pranayama components. Every day, practice for at least 20 minutes. 
  • If feasible, do it twice a day. If you perform long Pranayama before going to bed, you will not be able to sleep.


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