Thursday, January 13, 2011

How to do Pranayam?

1. Bhastrika Pranayam

Procedure : Take deep breaths and then completely breathe out.
Duration : 2 mins atleast. 5 mins maximum.
Benefits : helps in heart, lungs, brain, depression, migraine, paralysis, neural system. increase aabha.

2. Kapal Bhati Pranayam

Procedure : Push air forcefully out. Stomach will itself go in.
Duration : Start with 30 times or 1 min. increase upto 5 mins min. upto 10 mins max.
Benefits : increases aabha and tej. helps in obesity, constipation, gastric, acidity, Croesus(liver), hepatitis B, uterus, diabetes, stomach problems, cholesterol, allergic problems, asthma, snoring, concentration, and even cancer and AIDS.
Tips : heart and high BP patients, and weak people do it slowly.
Swamiji says "dharti ki sanjivini hai kapal-bhati pranayam" and that it "cures all diseases of world".

3. Baharya Pranayam

Procedure : Breathe air out, touch chin to chest (Jalandhar Bandh?), squeeze stomach completely and hold for a while. then release chin, breathe in slowly.
Duration : 3 times to 5 times normally. maximum upto 11 times. And extremely max upto 21 times (in winters).
Benefits : Helpful for stomach(udar), hernia, urinal, uterus
Tips : not for heart and high BP patients.

4. Anulom Vilom Pranayam

Procedure : Hold your right nasal with thumb, breathe in from left. Now open right nasal and close left nasal with middle and ring finger and breathe out from right nasal. Now breathe in from right nasal. Now close right nasal and open left and breathe out and in from left nasal. and so on.
Duration : atleast 10 minutes.
Benefits : Helpful for heart, high BP, heart blockage, vat-cuf-pit, arthritis, cartilage, bent ligaments, sinual fluid reduced, parkinson, paralysis, neural related, depression, migraine pain, asthma, sinus, allergy
Tips : breathe into lungs not to stomach. no organ in stomach absorb oxygen. Do not hurry. Do it slowly. Rest whenever needed (in any pranayam).

5. Bhramri Pranayam

Procedure : Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 10 minutes
Benefits : tension, hypertension, high BP, heart, heart blockage, paralysis, migraine pain, confidence, concentration.

6. Udgeeth Pranayam

Procedure : Breathe in deeply, and chant 'Om'kar. OOOOOOm ( long O and small m )
Duration : 10 minutes or more
Benefits : meditation, peace of mind and relaxation.

7. Ujjayi Pranayam

Procedure : Sit erect in any comfortable posture. Keep spine erect. Inhale, slowly drawing air by both the nostrils in such a way that while inhaling the touch of air is experienced in the throat and some sound is produced. During inhalation do not allow abdomen to bulge out, let the chest expand. After completing inhalation slowly exhale. During exhalation chest should go inside and abdomen should remain steady.

Benefits : raises body heat, the sound vibrations calm and focus the mind, letting you relax more. Lower blood pressure and slow heart rate. Effectively used for pain reduction, insomnia, and migraines.

8. Nauli Kriya

Procedure : Stand with legs apart. Bend and hold the thighs with the corresponding hands. Exhale deeply and retain breath outside. Pull up abdominal muscles inward, as far as possible. Maintain this lock as long as the breath is retained outside.
Benefits : Prevents all abdominal ailments. Eliminates constipation by encouraging intestinal peristalsis. Keeps sexual organs in good condition and prevents sexual disorders.

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