Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayama {Bee Breath}-Steps And Benefits

Bhramari word is made from the Hindi word “Bhramar” (मधुमक्खी in Indian language) which means Bumble Bee and the meaning of Pranayama is breathing technique so it can also be called ‘bee breath’. Bhraamri (Bee Breath) could be a terribly effective Pranayama (breathing exercise) for meditation. The activity of this respiratory exercise helps to induce …

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Ujjayi Pranayama {Ocean Breath

Ujjayi Pranayama {Ocean Breath}-Steps And Benefits

The word “Ujjayi Pranayama” made from the Sanskrit prefix “ud” (उद्) and “Ji” (जि): “ujji” (उज्जि), Ujjayi (उज्जायी), which means “Victory”, “one who is victorious”. Thus the Ujjayi breath means “victorious breath”. In this breathing exercise, the process of Inhalation (breath in) and exhalation (breathe out) are both done through the nostrils. During the process of Inhalation …

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Nadi Shodhana Pranayama {Alternate Nostril Breathing}-Steps And Benefits

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (alternate nostril breathing) is an easy style of alternate Nadi respiration, and appropriate for starting and advanced students. It is also named as “sweet breath” Nadi suggests that channel and refers to the energy pathways through that prana (energy) flows. Shodhana suggests that cleansing; thus Nadi Shodhana pranayama suggests that channel cleanup …

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Surya Bhedana Pranayama (Right Nostril Breathing)-Steps And Benefits

Surya Bhedana Pranayama or Surya Bheda Pranayama is very effective and most important pranayama which is mentioned in Hatha yoga Pradipika. The meaning of “Surya” is Sun and the meaning of the word “Bhedana” is piercing, enter or breaking through something. In terms of yoga Right nadi (right nostril) is called surya nadi or Pingala, …

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Chandra Bhedana Pranayama (Left Nostril Breathing)-Steps And Benefits

The word “Chandra” stands for the Moon and the meaning of Bhedan is piercing, enter or breaking through something e.t.c. and it is also known as Chandra bhedi pranayama. We have two nostrils for breathing, in yogic term these two nostrils are called nadi, Right nostril is Surya nadi and left nostril is known as …

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