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Bahya Pranayama {Steps And Benefits}

The word Baahya is made from Sanskrit word Baahya which means outside or external.
Bahya Pranayama is one of the vital respiration exercises in which you have to forcibly breathe in (inhale), breathe out and then hold the breath (retention). In this, the breathing is kept outside during the process so that’s why this Pranayama is named Baahya Pranayama. The meaning of Baahya is external and Pranayama means breathing technique so it is also called external Retention. Retention means holding the breath (Kumbhaka). 1:2:3 is the ratio of this Pranayama. The Ratio of 1:2:3 is meaning that breathes intakes one second, breathes out should be 2 seconds and holding the breath ought to be for three seconds.

Similarly, if breath intakes four seconds then breathe out ought to take eight seconds, and holding the breath ought to be for twelve seconds that is nothing however 1:2:3.

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Steps of Bahya Pranayama

  • Sit in the Padmasana (Lotus pose) close your eyes keep your spinal cord and head erect.
  • Breathe in deeply (inhale).
  • Then Exhale completely.
  • After exhale hold your breath.
  • Try to pull your stomach upward as much as you can, pull up the muscles in the area below the navel.
  • After that move your head in the down position so that your chin touches your chest.
  • Hold this position for 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Assume that all your negativity is being expelled from your body.
  • Then relax and get back to the starting position.
  • In case you are suffering from neck and back pain, do not move your head down. Just look straight.
  • Repeat this process for five to ten times.

Benefits of Bahya Pranayama

  • Helpful in all abdominal complaints (like Constipation, Acidity, Gastric problem, Hernia) and cure it completely.
  • It cures the reproductive organs related complaints.
  • Bahya improves the concentration of the mind.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Beneficial for diabetes patients.
  • Completely cures the urinary and sperm-related problems.
  • Very helpful to achieve the tranquility and self-enlightenment.

Precaution

  • People who have heart or BP (blood pressure) problems should not attempt this.
  • Women in their period and pregnant or planning to become pregnant women should not try this.
  • All Pranayama should be done on an empty stomach.
  • At first start, the Pranayama process with Bhastrika Pranayama after that go for other Pranayama.

Other Breathing Techniques

  1. Bhastrika Pranayama
  2. Kapalbhati Pranayama
  3. Anulom Vilom Pranayama
  4. Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
  5. Ujjayi Pranayama
  6. Bhramari Pranayama
  7. Udgeeth – (chanting the word Om)
  8. Pranav Pranayama
  9. Sheetkari Pranayama {Hissing Breath}-Steps And Benefits
  10. Sheetali Pranayama {Cooling Breath}-Steps And Benefits
  11. Chandra Bhedana Pranayama (Left Nostril Breathing)-Steps And Benefits
  12. Surya Bhedana Pranayama (Right Nostril Breathing)-Steps And Benefits

6 thoughts on “Bahya Pranayama {Steps And Benefits}”

  1. DOMENIC D'SOUZA

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    EVEN I HAVE STARTED DOING PRANAYAMS BY GETTING UP EARLY MORNING AT 4.45 AM AND PRACTICING 45 MINUTES EVERY DAY. SUCH AS BASTRIKA 10 TIMES KAPALBATHI 1200 TIMES BAHIYA 10 TIMES ANULOM VILOM 20 TIMES AND BRAMARI AND UDGEETH 10 TIMES EACH12 MANDUK ASANAS
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    1. @Domenic D’Souza, thnx for applauding our work. It seems like you are a lover of yoga, keep it up and May God bless you. again thnx for sharing your experience with us. Please share your knowledge with others, to make other people life happy.

  2. Description of Bahya Pranayam is very enlightening. Please clarify the following doubts. (1) Bahya Pranayam is done with which mudra (Gyan Mudra or Vayu mudra). (2) During Bahya Pranayam, the drishti is fixed on which centre (Manipura chakra/ Anahata chakra/ Agna chakra/ or any other chakra).

    1. @Dr.R.K.Mishra, Thank you, sir, for your precious comment. It’s good if you perform this Asana in Gyan Mudra. And the During any pranayama, if someone is beginner then at initial stage focus on your breathing. Once you are familiar with Pranayama. Then fixed your focus on Agna chakra. Or you can also focus on any Chakra it’s your choice. But Agna chakra is good for focusing during Pranayama.
      Thank You! keep visiting our website.
      May God Bless you.

  3. Dear Shri Arahan Singh: Thanks for your reply. It reflects your mastery over ‘Yoga’. I hope it will of immense help to the practitioners of Bahya Pranayam. Regards, Dr RK Misra.

    1. Thanks, sir, for appreciating our work. Your comments mean a lot to us.
      it works as a catalyst for us.
      Keep connected with us.
      Thanks!
      Regards: Sarvyoga Team
      Always be happy & keep practicing.

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