pranayama

(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

concept-of-pranayamaThe 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.

8 thoughts on “pranayama

  • Hello

    my younger brother having brain cancer his treatment is going in AIIMS DELHI.
    is there any yoga aasan that will be benefical in this condition.

    kindly reply

    • Hello,
      Sad to hear this. It is important to know the history and present condition of the patient. As far as yoga is concerned I would like to suggest you that contact some yoga therapist, who has knowledge of the therapy n not merely a trainer, personally along with your reports. It is not right to advice you something of yogic techniques here on a website in critical problem such as brain cancer. I can give you a contact number which can help you or can atleast guide you if you are really in need. 9634109405 .. you can contact this number if needed.

    • practice anulom vilom and nadi shodhan pranayama regularly for 20-20 minutes and day by day increase the time. after the treatment from AIIMS , our suggestion is , please visit patanjali yogpeeth once. we prey for your brother that he will get over from this, god bless you

  • Hello,
    I have perforated eardrum and due to this I have hearing loss as well. I consulted ENT specialists and they suggestted for surgery to close it and improve the hearing capacity.
    I am not happy to go for any surgery.

    Could you please suggest me any yoga/pranayam/meditation which will naturally help to heal perforated eardrum and improve hearing capacity?

    • In this case usually it get healed up within few weeks provided u r ears are kept dry n shouldn’t have any infection… Still no such specific practices have been evidensed in yoga.. There are practices in yoga which are beneficial for ears but or perforated eardrum it is not yet studies whether yoga is helpful or not.. So it is better to go for ayurvedic consultation once…

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