Pranayama Archive

How Healthy Is Your Breathing?

Upper-Chest Breathing: Lie on your back, placing one hand on your upper chest and the other on your abdomen. If the hand on your chest moves as you breathe but the one on the abdomen does not, you’re definitely a chest-breather. Anything more than slight movement in the chest is a sign of inefficient breathing. [&hellip

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BREATHING IN ASANA

Our natural tendency is to hold the breath or use stress induced breathing (short and shallow) while holding a posture, especially in a challenging pose. This creates stress and tension in the body. In yoga, we want to create a calm and relaxed body, breath and mind through the conscious use of the breath. There [&hellip

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5 Reasons to Practice Pranayama

Here are a few of the reasons I plan to keep practicing, even if it’s just for a few minutes at a time: 1. It’s as important to the practice of yoga as asana or meditation. 2. It quickly balances energy and stabilizes moods. 3. Allows you to experience mindfulness in a new way. 4. [&hellip

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Shitali Pranayama For Summers

  Preparation Sit on your favourite Asana (Padma asana, Vajra asana or Sukh asana) in a well ventilated room free from any distractions. Keep the waist, back, neck and spine erect. For the beginners, you can sit on a chair or sit cross legged on the yoga mat/ carpet keeping your back, neck and spine erect. Keep your [&hellip

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Yoga Asanas for Hyperthyroidism Treatment

Yoga Asanas Recommended For Hyperthyroidism Treatment : Bridge Pose (Setubandhasana) Cat Stretch (Marjariasana) Child Pose (Shishu asana) Corpse Pose (Shavasana) Slow-paced Surya Namaskars practiced with mantra chanting will have a calm and soothing effect. Ujjayi, Bhramari (Bee Breath),  Nadi Shodhan and cooling pranayamas such as Sheetali andSheetkari are considered to be very effective in dealing with hyperthyroidism symptoms. Share on Facebook

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Yoga Asanas for Hypothyroidism Treatment

  The Following Yoga Asanas Can Be Practiced In Hypothyroidism Treatment: Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) is the most recommended posture in this condition. It stimulates the thyroid gland to function properly because of the pressure effect and also helps stimulate other glands in the head region, such as pituitary and pineal glands, which also have an indirect [&hellip

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Udgeeth pranayama – Breathing Exercise

  It is known as “Omkari Japa” means chanting of “Om”. Udgeeth pranayama is the simple breathing exercise. Should be practiced on a daily basis like other 6 recommended pranayama. Steps of Udgeeth Pranayama Sit in a suitably relaxed posture. In this pranayama the inhaling and exhaling duration should be long. Inhale deeply and while [&hellip

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How to Cure heart disease by yoga

There are different type of heart problem Coronary Artery Disease Enlarged heart (Cardiomegaly) Heart attack Irregular heart rhythm. Heart valve disease. And many. The risk factor of heart problems as follows High blood pressure High blood Cholesterol Diabetes Obesity and Overweight Smoking Genes (Heredity ) Hypertension Physically inactive Age Stress Alcohol Symptoms of heart problems [&hellip

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Benefits Of Pranayama

Benefits of pranayama are both tangible and intangible. God has provided prana, the supreme source of power free of cost to all human beings. Proper utilisation of this free source of energy can make remarkable changes to our health, vitality and self confidence. We cannot simply equate prana with oxygen present in the air, the [&hellip

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Pranayama is an ancient science and art

The practice of Pranayama, an ancient science and art, appears to have a sound answer to a very modern situation. The daily practice of Pranayama is a restoration, a daily restoration of the body’s homeostasis. If not a complete restoration, it is at least a setting back of the shift in body chemistry. It has been [&hellip

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Tantric Yoga Exercises: BREATHING EXERCISE

Sit upon a pillow on the floor with your legs crossed and the back streight. Empty your lungs completely. Breath in counting to 4. When breathing in, try to do it in three stages that proceed smoothely into each other: Use first your diafragm so that your stomack moves out.Then fill further by using your [&hellip

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Pranayama can be called an exploration in stillness

Pranayama can be called an exploration in stillness, a subtle and dynamic exploration involving breathing. All around us and within, there is a continuous flow of energy. The wind blows and moves the trees, there is a movement of limbs and bodies, animals and people walk and work. Prana or life energy is seen in its [&hellip

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Pranayama and Yoga breathing

The elegant shapes and impressive contortions of the asanas may be the most eye-catching element of hatha yoga, but yoga masters will tell you they’re hardly the point of practice. According to yoga philosophy, the postures are merely preludes to deeper states of meditation that lead us toward enlightenment, where our minds grow perfectly still [&hellip

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Types of Pranayama

Pranayam (also spelled Pranayama) is an ancient practice concerned with breath control. Research has shown that practicing Pranayama can relieve symptoms of asthma.[1] It is also beneficial in treating stress related disorders, such as anxiety and depression.[2] There are a total of six types of Pranayam practice, all of which are detailed here. Bhastrika Pranayam: [&hellip

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Kapalabhati Pranayama

Kapalabhati consists of alternating short, explosive exhales and slightly longer, passive inhales. Exhales are generated by powerful contractions of the lower belly (between the pubis and navel), which push air out of the lungs. Inhales are responses to the release of this contraction, which sucks air back into the lungs. Focus on your lower belly. [&hellip

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