Yoga Teacher Training In India For Instructors

Do you know what it takes to be a yoga instructor? Here are a few things you should know as you start your Yoga teacher training in India!

Taking up Yoga as a profession actually makes sense. The demand for Yoga instructors is increasing rapidly. As reported recently, the Yoga industry lacks nearly 300,000 yoga instructors.

Not only yoga classes, but also that yoga accessories have a huge business too. With some nice yoga teacher training in India, you can unfurl the business a long way.Yoga-teacher-training-guide-yoga-guru

Why Yoga Teacher Training in India Is Profitable?

Yoga is undoubtedly the new fitness mantra among the modern generation. Although it’s an age-old practice, the economic and physical viability of yoga is pathbreaking. There are many reasons that make it the go-to option for the working class. There are about 125 million job-goers people in America alone.

Relieves Stress

Yoga focuses on fitness through the mind. For the working class economy that constantly faces stress at home and office, yoga is a respite. The practitioners are able to de-stress by doing yoga. They also achieve a higher level of fitness.

There is a significant deal of stretching, breathing and overall body movement involved. All of this helps improve body’s immunity. Given that a great deal of America lives on prescription medication.

Easy to Practice

The fact that yoga isn’t as straightforward as hitting the gym, it’s still easy. The gym and other forms such as kick-boxing, athletics, and cardio etc, involve heavy physical burnout. Something, that most people want to avoid.

On the flipside, yoga needs you to sit down, breathe easy, and stretch. The yoga asanas can feel difficult for some time but yoga turns out to be the more favorable option. Therefore, it is better suited to the job-goers.

Minimum Equipment Needs

The yoga teacher training in India is imparted in a rather simplistic way. You’ll come to know how simple the process is when you visit India. Yoga doesn’t need articulate equipment as you can find in a gym. At most, stretchable clothes, a yoga mat, and a calm room are all the things you need.

Suitable for people who are bootstrapped of time and hefty gym memberships.

Career Prospects

The above-mentioned points clearly make Yoga as the more favorable option. The same can be seen in the demand for Yoga instructors around the world.  More people switching to Yoga will enhance the need for more yoga studios need to open up. And the more yoga instructors would be required.

You can prepare for the surge in advance and make use of the opportunity wisely.

Preferred Paths to Become a Yoga Instructor

Now, you might be wondering – how to really become a Yoga instructor?

So, we have jotted down three paths for doing the same.

Self Educate

You can learn Yoga by yourself. Thanks to a large repository of Yoga ebooks, video tutorials, teaching sessions, and articles online. It is possible to self-educate yourself to become a yoga instructor. We’re living in an age where access to information is easier than ever. With the help of online training sessions and gathering relevant knowledge. You can pretty much attain the skills for an instructor.

Yoga Teacher Training In India

India is the hub of international yoga activity right now. It has hundreds of places, from where you can learn yoga. By taking up a certificate Yoga training course in India; you can boost up your career much quickly. There are 200 to 500-hour programs available in India that will teach you everything.

The professional credentials go a long way in establishing your credibility. You can work as one with a popular brand. Or you can also initiate your own yoga studio at any given time.


The third best option is to train under a pronounced yoga expert. You learn by practicing yoga for several years until you master the art truthfully. Thousands of people fly to India to train under gurus and alter their lives completely with Yoga. The practice has brought out practical results for many. Therefore, it may also bring a life-changing experience to you.


Yoga teacher training in India is one of the most profound ways to advance your career as a yoga instructor. Yoga adoption rate among several developed nations is skyrocketing. This tells us that becoming a yoga instructor is nothing short of lucrative.

Given the health benefits, the demand for yoga is only going to rise in the future. The prospects for a well-trained yoga instructor are endless. There’s no looking behind if you think you can devote your life to yoga.

Hence, start your yoga journey today. This article provides a brief overview. You can checkout out other articles on yoga. In order to gain a better understanding of the process. We cover various topics on Yoga online from time-to-time.


Awareness of Blue Whale Challenge :The Suicide Game

This article is different from our other articles, now a day there is a serious problem happened in the world of internet. We are talking about lethal life talking game “Blue Whale Challenge” which destroys many teenagers life in the whole world. This is the life taking sick game.

Friends, you have already heard about this in News paper, news channels or on social networking sites. Every day many teenagers lost their precious life by playing this deadly game.

Many of you don’t know about this Blue Whale Challenge, so for you, we describe this and what to do if your love ones (child) gets into this. First of all, you have to know the brief history of this Game.

What is Blue Whale Challenge?

This is an online game and this game is named so because sometimes whales beach themselves intentionally and die. An online curator or administrator assigns tasks to the participants. The victims are given a time period of 50 days to accomplish each task. The players have to take photos of them undertaking the challenge and upload them as a proof for the administrator approval.  And last challenge is to commit suicide.

Blue whale game began its journey from Russia in the year 2013 with “F57” so called group (Death group) in social networking site VK (Vkontakte is a Russian online social networking service). A former 21- years old Psychology student Philipp Budeikin claimed that he invented this game (He was expelled from his university). He said that his motto behind this game was to “clean the Society from biological wastes” (Teenagers) by pushing them towards suicide.

He confessed his crimes to the police and told that they (victims) were happy to die and he ‘was cleansing society’. Death group targets the 12 to 20 years teens’ coz this age group of teens is a most vulnerable group on social media and these are easy targets for them.

From where children can access Blue Whale game?

Blue whale challenge game is not easy to download game, software or application. Teen can’t access it on their phone by Play store/app store or on social media platform. Death group shares the game link in secretive groups on social media. The creator seeks out the vulnerable teen group and then sends them an invitation to join. After that, they asked the question and then they provide the game link. In this Death game, players have to complete 50 tasks and the last level is the level of death. Player has to report the administrator or curator regarding the progress of the game by uploading pics.

In earlier days, this Deadly game is available only for Russian on Vkontakte social platform but day by day this game is spread like a ‘fire in a jungle’ in all over the world. Due to its lethalness, most of the countries banned this sick Game.

Starting stages are easy and curator declared you winner for starting stages, from here dangerous thing happens and players are not supposed to quit the game in the middle session. If someone wants to quit the game in middle session, then administrator or curator threatened the player “if you leave the Play without completing then we have your all social information we leaked it and your family is also coming in danger.” These sentences make player sacred and they have to finish this game besides this they have no alternative ways.

The complete task list of Blue Whale Challenges is given below and translated from Russian language and posted by the user of Reddit.

  1.   Carve with a razor “f57” on your hand; send a photo to the curator.
    2. Wake up at 4.20 a.m. and watch psychedelic and scary videos that curator sends you.
    3. Cut your arm with a razor along your veins, but not too deep, only 3 cuts, send a photo to the curator.
    4. Draw a whale on a sheet of paper, send a photo to the curator.
    5. If you are ready to “become a whale”, carve “YES” on your leg. If not, cut yourself many times (punish yourself).
    6. The task with a cipher.
    7. Carve “f40” on your hand, send a photo to the curator.
    8. Type “#i_am_whale” in your VKontakte status.
    9. You have to overcome your fear.
    10. Wake up at 4:20 a.m. and go to a roof (the higher the better)
    11. Carve a whale on your hand with a razor, send a photo to the curator.
    12. Watch psychedelic and horror videos all day.
    13. Listen to music that “they” (curators) send you.
    14. Cut your lip.
    15. Poke your hand with a needle many times
    16. Do something painful to yourself, make yourself sick.
    17. Go to the highest roof you can find, stand on the edge for some time.
    18. Go to a bridge, stand on the edge.
    19. Climb up a crane or at least try to do it
    20. The curator checks if you are trustworthy.
    21. Have a talk “with a whale” (with another player like you or with a curator) in Skype.
    22. Go to a roof and sit on the edge with your legs dangling.
    23. Another task with a cipher.
    24. Secret task.
    25. Have a meeting with a “whale.”
    26. The curator tells you the date of your death and you have to accept it.
    27. Wake up at 4:20 a.m. and go to rails (visit any railroad that you can find).
    28. Don’t talk to anyone all day.
    29. Make a vow that “you’re a whale.”

30 to 49. Every day you wake up at 4:20 am, watch horror videos, listen to music that “they” send you, make 1 cut on your body per day, talk “to a whale.”

  1. Jump off a high building. Take your life.

As you see in task 50 you clearly understand the main motto of this game. In the whole World, many teens reportedly took their own life as taking part of this lethal challenge, has raised many questions. The main thing is those teen who feels loneliness, suffering from anxiety, stress or depression is the soft targets for them.

What are the signs that indicate their inclination towards Blue Whale Game?

According to child Psychologists, when a child tends to stay by himself/herself, suddenly stops interacting with family & friends, and love to stay lonely. When you normally try to talk they run away from home or if they reply you with anger along with anxiety, frustration, and stress are the most common symptoms. Change in eating or sleeping habits must need special attention.

Who is responsible for these deaths?  

According to our view, if we totally blame the developer for this, then it will not do, somewhere down the line Parents and Social networking platform is also answerable for that. These type of Psycho developer are searching their victims; it’s our responsibility to take care off our love ones.


  • The first step spent more quality time with your kid this is necessary for office going Parents or Guardians. Play outdoor sports with them.
  • Keep an eye on their internet activities & use parental control on all devices used by your child for the internet by this they only access those site which you want. Ensure that your kid has access only to age familiar online sites, which don’t promote violence or unethical behavior.
  • Keep the computer in the family space, from where kid access internet.
  • Become a role model to your child & treat them like a friend.
  • This is important that you have to keep yourself updated with recent internet phenomena.
  • Make your kids more aware of the deadly games like Blue whale challenge.
  • Give them emotional support without any prediction.  Share your concern with other parents
  • Observe your kid’s behavior closely if you see any unusual changes such as less or no communication, moodiness, falling grades or less interest in studies. In this, talk to school authorities or concern a child Psychologist.
  • If you came to know that, your kid is already playing this life taking game, immediately stop her/him from using the internet from any devices.
  • Try to boost the will power of your love one. Will power is one & only weapon for this deadly challenge by which your child get over from this game.
  • Consult a child Psychologist along with inform your local police.

With your kid perform meditation, Pranayama and Asana also. Yog nidra, Corpse pose is good for your kid. Motivate your child for performing yogic activities. Anulom vilom, Nadi shodhana, udgeeth, Bhramari Pranayama are the important breathing exercise in stress, depression or in Anxiety also. Yoga has the power to change the mental, Physical and spiritual state of any person.

What can school teachers do?

  • In school premises, school authorities should ban the mobile or other gadgets.
  • Teachers have to monitor each and every child behavior.
  • Teachers need to keep an eye on every child falling grades and their social behavior and avoid if they are talking anti- social things with other students.
  • In the computer lab, students have only access sites which are decided by the school authorities.

What should Government do?

The government should strictly advise the ISP or social networking sites to ban these types of lethal game. Advise the Television channels to telecast the awareness program on prime time.


Use the child helpline (1098); if your child is getting into this game. Try to understand the feelings of your child. Many teenagers lost their lives; in India, 8 kids lost their life. It’s a humble request from our side don’t play this Game. Your life is precious for your Parents and you are most valuable for your Parents. Don’t be a slave to technology.


Yoga Mudras – Miracle of Fingers Gesture

As you know that, our body is made up of five elements which are – Fire, Air, Space (Sky or Aakash in Hindi), Earth and water. The whole universe is constituted of these five elements. These are very important elements for the earth and for us. Mudra has its own importance in yoga and it is an important part of Yoga. There are many kinds of Mudra but in this section, we will discuss Hand Mudra (Hasta Mudra).

Hasta means Hand and the meaning of Mudras are postures or special gesture form by fingers. Mudras are the refined form of Asanas. Mudra is correct and scientific yogic functions through which an individual can make or change, individual’s internal and external frame of mind i.e. Mental (emotional disturbance, intelligence, anger etc.), spiritual (Meditation, concentration), Physical (In different diseases and illnesses). In our body Thumb and Fingers represents the five elements which are given below:

Five fingers and Five Elements

  • Thumb: – It represents the Fire (Positive element), Fire is important for us, it heats the substance, strengthens the body through digesting the food. Maintains flexibility of muscles and healthy skin and stimulates hunger and thirst.
  • Index Finger: – It represents the Air element (Positive element); it controls the function of the heart, circulation of blood. It maintains balance, strengthens our lungs, downward movement of urine and stool along with moves phlegm and bile.
  • Middle Finger: – It represents the Space (Negative element); it creates pain and leads to heart attack, fainting, and paralysis. In order that air circulates and maintains the right balance, there has to be space and space cause blockage which is fatal.
  • Ring finger: – It represents the element Earth (Neutral element); a Physical structure of the body like blood, flesh, and bones etc.
  • Little finger (Pinky finger): – Water is the element for this finger (Negative element); in our body, more than 70% of water is present or in a simple word our body is composed of more than seventy percent of water. It helps in removing toxins from our body by lymphatic glands.

In Modern science we all know that the substance or matter is formed by three general parts: – Electron (Negative energy), Proton (Positive energy) and Neutron (No charge or neutral). Same as modern science, these five elements have positive, negative and neutral energy.

The theory of Hasta Mudra (Hand gesture)

  • The whole universe is built up by five elements, Fire, Air, Space, Earth, and water. In our hand, five fingers stand for the five elements; which is described above.
  • If theses five elements are in balance then our body remains healthy and in the case of any disturbance in these elements, it results in diseases. Five elements are so important because; it controls the body parts and their functions along with internal glands also.
  • Modern science also confirms that around every tip of fingers there is a concentration of free electrons; when touched together the tips of the fingers to the other parts of our palms this Prana (free energy) is redirected back towards our by specified channels, back up to the brain. This redirected energy traveling by the nerves stimulates the different Chakras.
  • The tension applied to the nerves and the neural or psycho-neural circuits made by the Mudras helps in balancing the basic five elements. The redirection and the balancing of the tension of the internal energy effects the changes in tendons, sensory organs, veins, and glands, which helps to bring the body back to a healthy state.

Benefits of Mudras

  • Hand gesture adds peace and happiness to you and generates powers to provide development of your body and mind.
  • Mudra gives miraculous change and excellent improvement in your body.
  • It benefits you in all three states – Mentally, Physically and spiritually.
  • It provides instant relief for many diseases.
  • Some of them may balance the elements of the body within 45 minutes, and some of them are quick enough to act within a few seconds.

In this article, we discuss the most common and important Mudras; which are given below: –

  • Gyan Mudra (Mudra of Knowledge)

This is the most common mudra; perform this mudra when you are doing meditation.

Steps: – From your index finger tip touch the tip of your thumb and keep rest of fingers straight, free or slightly bent.

Benefits: – Improves your concentration. Boosts your brain power and make brain nerves strong. Helps to release stress and assists in meditation better.

  • Prana Mudra (Mudra of life)

Steps: – Sit in Lotus Pose (Padmasana) and bend your ring finger along with little finger and touch the tip of your thumb by these fingers tip and start meditation.

Benefits: – It is important mudra because it activates the energy in the body. Improves your eye sight and enhances body immunity. The body becomes energetic, active and healthy.

  • Udan Mudra

Steps: Sit in any meditative pose; bent your index, middle, ring finger and touch the tip of your thumb with these fingers tip.

Benefits: – Beneficial in stammer and defective speech. Good for your throat.

  • Vayu Mudra

Steps: – You can perform this mudra in a sitting, lying down or standing position. Bent your index finger and you can feel or see there are two bones in your fingers.  These bones are called phalanx. While you fold your index finger, press the second bone with the base of your thumb. Keep rest of three fingers straight as much as you can.

Benefits: – Beneficial in Vayu related problems like – arthritis, knee pain, gout, sciatica, joint pain, paralysis. It is helpful in spine pain and neck pain.

(If you get the benefits from this mudra, avoid this because, after a specific time, this may cause imbalance within your system).

  • Surya Mudra

Surya means Sun and it is a Sanskrit word and this mudra increase the fire element in the body; so this mudra is named so.

Steps: – You can perform this mudra in sitting or in standing position. Bend your ring finger in a way that the tip of your finger touches the mound of your thumb. Now by your thumb press your ring finger. Keep your other fingers straight. Do this around 15 minutes into three sessions.

Benefits: – Increases heat in the body which aids in proper digestion. It reduces weight and helpful in obesity and decreases the stress level. Enhance the body strength and reduces cholesterol in the blood. Beneficial in problems related to liver and in diabetes also.

  • Apana Mudra

Steps: – Bend your middle and ring finger and touch the tip of your thumb with these fingers tip. Do this mudra for 15 minutes into two or three sessions.

Benefits: – Beneficial in piles, constipation, diabetes, Vata –Dosha, urinary and kidney related problems. Good for your digestive system and gives energy to your body.

  • Varuna Mudra

Varuna means water; this word belongs to Sanskrit and it increases the water element in the body and this mudra named so

Steps: – Bend your little finger and touch the tip of your thumb with this finger tip.

Benefits:Makes your skin soft and shiny along with removes dryness of the body. Best for skin related problems and makes your face beautiful. It reduces the deficiency of the water element.

  • Apana Vayu Mudra

It is also an important and powerful mudra.

Steps: – Fold your index finger along with bends your middle and ring finger; now by the tip of your thumb touch the ring and middle fingers tip. Keep your index finger folded and your little finger pointing straight.

Benefits: – Makes your body healthier and helpful in Vata-dosa related problems also in heart problem. It is beneficial in a headache, high – blood pressure and in asthma also.

  • Linga Mudra

Steps: – Keep your both hands in the forward direction and interlock the fingers with each other in a way that your fingers are intertwined; at that time keep your left-hand thumb vertically in the upward direction and encircle it with your right thumb also with the right-hand index finger. Hold the poses about 15 minutes during this breathe in and breathe out normally.

Benefits: – It increases the heat level in the body; by this, dries excess phlegm. It is useful in a cough and cold, Asthma, sinusitis and in low blood pressure also.

  • Shunya Mudra

Shunya means zero in Sanskrit and it is also known as a gesture of emptiness.

Steps: – First bend your middle finger in a way that it touches the mound of your thumb. Now bend your thumb and press the first phalanx (first bone of your finger) of your middle finger with your thumb.

Benefits: – It is beneficial for an earache and other hearing related problems. This mudra is useful in deafness.

  • Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth)

Steps: – Bend your ring finger and by the tip of your thumb touch the tip of your ring finger. Keep rest of your fingers straight.

Benefits: – It alleviates fatigue and makes your body stronger. Boost your self – confidence.

  • Aakash Mudra 

Steps: – Sit in Padmasana or any sitting pose; bend your middle finger and touch the tip of your thumb with the middle finger tip.

Benefits: – Increase the space element within the body. It replaced negative emotions (anger, sorrow, fear) by positive thoughts and emotions. This gesture gives the satisfaction of completeness.


If you want best results from Mudras; then perform this with the empty stomach. Try to perform mudra by your both hands about 15 minutes into the two or three sessions. Some Mudra produces heat, so in high blood pressure avoid this if you are feeling not well. Avoid this in the case of indigestion, heartburn and in acidity also.


Bandhas: Yoga Interior Locks

One of the most important concepts in yoga is ‘Bandha’. Bandha is a Sanskrit word which means ‘lock’ and also can be regarded as ‘to bind’. Bandhas are basically the locks applied during the practice of pranayama to retain the breath inside or outside of the lungs. This process of retention of breath is called as kumbhaka.

Practice of pranayama includes three things – inhalation, retention and exhalation. The process of retention is called kumbhaka and the instrument for kumbhaka is Bandha. Kumbhaka is accomplished by adopting Bandhas. Without using Bandhas breath cannot be retained. Here the importance of Bandhas can be understood clearly.

 Significance of Bandhas

To understand the importance of Bandhas the basic understanding of pranayama is needed. Pranayama is the process by which prana (air, wind, vital force or energy) is controlled. Thus the purpose of practicing pranayama is, to control the flow of prana, to have control over the mind. The mind can then be concentrated on to the path of self-realization. Now it is very clear that having control over prana is important to achieve the goal of ‘moksha’. For that pranayama is practiced but during the practice how the breath is held inside and kept outside not allowing it to enter to our body or into the lungs.

Bandhas are the instruments through which the prana or the breath is held inside or outside of the body. Bandhas bind the prana at a particular junction of nadis (chakras) and take control over the quantity and intensity of flow of prana. This withholding practice of breath increases the lung capacities thus increasing the metabolic activity of the body. At subtle level it gradually decrease the rapid nature of mind because the prana or the breath and mind have a direct correlation between them. Both are interrelated to each other. Thus it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Bandha is an essential factor in the path of spiritual journey.

Types of Bandhas

Yogic scriptures describe four types of Bandhas. These four types are explained as follows:

Mool Bandha (perineum retraction lock)

Moola Bandha is the practice of contracting the perineum region by which the flow of prana is reversed.

Steps to practice for Mool Bandha

  • Sit in any comfortable meditative pose, preferably in Siddhasana.
  • Keep the hands on your knees either in jnana or chon mudra and close the eyes.
  • Keep your spine erect and make yourself completely relaxed.
  • Initially try to concentrate on the perineum region.
  • After few minutes of concentration start to gradually contract and release the muscles of the perineum/cervix.
  • Contraction will last for a few seconds.
  • Practice this for few more times.
  • Keep the breath normal.
  • The technique can also be practice by holding the breath inside or outside as far as possible.
  • This is the practice of Moola Bandha.

Benefits of Mool Bandha

  • It is a useful practice for urinary disorders.
  • Useful in many of problems related to reproductive organs.
  • Stimulates the Mooladhar chakra.
  • Reverses the flow of Apana prana and directs it upwards.


  • It should not be practised during pregnancy.
  • It should not be practised during periods.
  • The practise is prohibited in some chronic disease and disorders.
  • A yoga therapist or a teacher must be consulted before start practising if suffering from any health problem.

Uddiyan Bandha (abdominal retraction lock)

This is the practice of holding the breath and contracting navel chakra.

Steps of Uddiyan Bandha

  • Sit in any comfortable meditative pose, preferably in Siddhasana.
  • Keep the hands on your knees either in jnana or chon mudra and close the eyes.
  • Keep your spine erect and make yourself completely relaxed.
  • Concentrate on your navel for few seconds.
  • Inhale deeply through the nose, then exhale completely and forcefully.
  • Having fully exhaled, pull the abdomen and stomach inward towards the spine and up.
  • Try to hold it for few seconds.
  • When urge is felt to take the breath then release the contraction of abdomen muscles slowly and inhale slowly.
  • Ease your breath and feel free.
  • Continue the practice for few more times.
  • This is the practice of Uddiyan Bandha.

Benefits of Uddiyan Bandha

  • Helps to reduce belly fat.
  • Practice is very much useful for some digestive disorders.
  • Stimulates the navel chakra (Manipur chakra).
  • Increases the digestive fire.


  • People suffering from intestinal ulcers and hernia should not practice this technique.
  • This practice is prohibited for the people suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease, glaucoma or raised intracranial pressure.
  • It is an advanced practice and it should only be taught to capable or healthy practitioners.

Jalandhar Bandha (throat lock)

  • Sit in any comfortable meditative pose, preferably in Siddhasana.
  • Keep the hands on your knees either in jnana or chon mudra and close the eyes.
  • Keep your spine erect and make yourself completely relaxed.
  • Concentrate on your throat for few seconds.
  • Inhale slowly and deeply and retain the breath inside.
  • Lower the chin so that it touches the chest, or more specifically the collarbone.
  • Hold for as long as is comfortable.
  • Then slowly raise the head.
  • Ease your breath and feel free.
  • It can be practised for five rounds.
  • Jalandhar Bandha can also be practiced with external retention.
  • This is the practice of Jalandhar Bandha.

Benefits of Jalandhar Bandha (throat lock)

  • Voice is nourished through this practice.
  • Helps to cure hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
  • Regulates the flow of hormones.
  • Stimulates the vishuddhi chakra.


  • People suffering from cervical spondylitis should not practice Jalandhar Bandha.
  • People suffering from severe headache should not practice this technique.
  • Suffering from any chronic disease or disorder, first consult to a good yoga teacher or therapist then start practising.

Mahabandha (great lock)

It is thus named because it is the practice comprising of all the three Bandhas. In mahabandha all the three Bandhas are adopted at a time.

Steps to practice for Mahabandha (great lock)

  • Sit in any comfortable meditative pose, preferably in Siddhasana.
  • Keep the hands on your knees either in jnana or chon mudra and close the eyes.
  • Keep your spine erect and make yourself completely relaxed.
  • Now inhale slowly and deeply then exhale completely.
  • Once the breath is fully exhaled retain the breath outside.
  • Retaining the breath outside first adopt moolabandha, then Uddiyan Bandha and then finally Jalandhar Bandha.
  • Try to be in this position, breath retained outside with the three Bandhas.
  • Then when you start feeling uncomfortable then first remove Jalandhar Bandha then Uddiyan Bandha and moolabandha at last.
  • Ease your breath and relax.
  • This is the practice of mahabandha.

 Benefits of Mahabandha (great lock)

  • Same as of all above three Bandhas.


  • Same as of all above three Bandhas.

Neti Kriya in {Yoga}

In Hatha yoga Neti Kriya is one of the six particular practices which were specifically designed to bring and maintain balance between vata, pitta and kapha (tridoshas). They are called shatkarma. Shat is six, karma is action. These techniques regulate the production of the doshas. Hatha yoga is famous for these six cleansing techniques. Although only six in number, each has a variety of practices.



Antar Dhauti

i)                    Vatsara

ii)                  Varisara(shankhprakshalana)

iii)                Agnisar

iv)                Bahishkrita (ractal cleaning)

Danta Dhauti

i)                    Jihva mool

ii)                  Dant mool

iii)                Karna randhra

iv)                Kapal randhra


Hrid Dhauti

i)                    Vastra Dhauti

ii)                  Danda Dhauti

iii)                Vaman Dhauti

Moola shodhana
Basti i)                    Jala basti

ii)                  Sthala basti

Neti i)                    Sutra neti

ii)                  Jala neti

Trataka i)                    Antaranaga

ii)                  Bahiranga

Nauli i)                    Dakshina nauli

ii)                  Vama nauli

iii)                Madhyama nauli

Kaplabhati i)                    Vatkarma

ii)                  Vyutkarma

iii)                Sheetkarma


Jala Neti:

Neti is a cleansing practice which cleanses your nasal passage. It is basically of two types, Sutra Neti and Jala Neti. Jala neti is the process of nasal cleansing with water. For jala neti practice a special neti lota or pot is required which has nozzle specifically designed to fit into the nostril. The neti pot should be filled with warm saline water, the salt should be just enough to taste.

Step by step process to practice jala neti:

  • Stand straight with legs apart, body weight evenly distributed between the two feet and lean forward.
  • Tilt the head to the right side and place the pot’s nozzle in the left nostril.
  • Open the mouth slightly and breathe through the mouth.
  • Pour the water into the left nostril through the nozzle slowly and it will come out through the right nostril.
  • Keep breathing through the mouth calmly. Do not get feared, the water will come automatically from the opposite nostril.jal neti
  • Keep the whole body relaxed and let the water pass out through the right nostril.
  • When half of the water is used, remove the pot or lota, remain bending forward, centre the head, let the water run out of the nose.
  • Close the right nostril with the fingers and blow gently through the left nostril so that all remaining water comes out. Now close the left nostril and blow gently through the right nostril.
  • Practise in the same way passing the water through the right nostril.
  • After the completing the practice do Kapalabhati for 10-15 rounds.
  • Then adopt shashankasana for some time.

Keep it in mind (Jala Neti):

  • Never practiced with the cold water.
  • Proper amount of salt must be mixed in the water, neither too less nor too much.
  • If you experience pain in the nose while practising, the quantity of salt is incorrect.

If you feel heaviness and pain in head, the quantity of salt is incorrect or the water is not warm enough.

Sutra Neti:

Sutra means ‘thread’, earlier people used to practice neti direct from sutra but now a days a catheter is being used a prior practice to sutra neti. In therapeutic setups the person is first made to practice ‘rubber (catheter) neti’ as a prior practice to sutra neti. The method of practicing sutra-neti or rubber-neti is explained here:

How to practice sutra neti?

  • It can be practised both in sitting and standing posture.
  • Squat on your heels or stand straight, tilt the head slightly back and insert the thread or catheter straight into the left nostril.sutra_neti_practice
  • The thread should not be forced through the nose but gently pushed so that it slowly passes down into the throat without any harm in the passage.
  • When it reaches back of the throat, put the first two fingers into the mouth and pull the thread out through the mouth leaving a few inches of thread hanging out of the nose.
  • Slowly and gently pull the catheter backwards and forwards five to ten times (some suggest to move it for about twenty to forty times).
  • Pull the catheter or sutra out very slowly and gently through the mouth and wash out your mouth and nose.
  • Then repeat the practice in the same manner from the opposite nostril.
  • It must be practiced from both the nostrils one after the other.
  • After completing sutra neti practice jala neti once again.
  • After completing the whole procedure practice Kapalabhati 10-15 rounds.
  • Then adopt shashankasana for some time.
  • This is the practice of sutra neti.

Note this:

  • If some drops of blood come through the mouth then no need to worry it simply means that a small scratch has happened somewhere in the nasal passage or in the deep throat because of the rubbing of sutra. That is why it is advised that the sutra or catheter must be rubbed very slowly and gently.

What are the benefits of neti practice (jala neti and sutra neti)?

  • Cleanses the nasal passages.
  • Cures sinusitis.
  • Removes the impurities in the sinus cavities.
  • Useful in ENT disorders.
  • Reduces the headache.
  • Increases the eyesight.
  • Brings shine on the face.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Useful in various mental problems.


The above explained practices are highly sensitive. These practices must be performed under the guidance of a good yoga teacher or therapist. For beginners it is suggested that consult a yoga therapist or a teacher and start practising also become sure about the consequences of neti practice with respect to your health.

These are the general benefits of neti practice but it differs from individual to individual according to the severity of the problem.