(Vital source of energy )
Types of Pranayama (breathing exercises)
Different – different book there are different – different pranayama is mentioned. But we mention the most common practiced breathing exercises according to “Patanjali yog sutra”.
Breathing exercises comprises of breathing exercise which provide oxygenated blood to our entire body and its organs. We get 54% energy from Air therefore it is very important to understand the value of Pranayam for healthy existences.
We are trying our level best, to briefly discuss the concept of pranayam (breathing exercises).You can easily understand the concept of pranayam by the diagram which shown under below:-
The Concept of Pranayama
The word Pranayama (breathing exercises) is made from the combination of two words: ‘Prana’ and ‘ayama’.
Prana means “vital energy” or “life force” The meaning of ayama is extension or expansion. Thus, the word pranayam means extension or expansion of the dimension of prana. The techniques of pranayam provide the method where by the life force can be activated and regulated in order to go beyond one’s normal boundaries or limitations and attain a higher state of vibratory energy and awareness.
Prana is the vital link between the body and mind. Breath is the important vehicle for Prana.
Breath is the bridge between body and emotions. By regulating the breath, you can shift from the state of being upset, fearful and angry to calm, centered and balanced state.
Four Aspects of Pranayama
In Pranayama there are four main important aspects of breathing. These are:
- Poorak or inhalation.
- Rechak or exhalation.
- Antar kumbhak or internal breath retention.
- Bahir kumbhak or external breath retention.
Important: – If you really wants get the benefit of breathing exercises is easily and simply, this can happen only when your body has sufficient iron to absorb oxygen, to absorb iron body needs vitamin C, Vitamin C is water soluble. If you don’t use it you loose it, for this it is important to include vitamin C into your daily diet.
NOTE:- Do yoga (breathing exercises) under the supervision of yoga instructor.