Yoga Breathing Techniques & Benefits

Powerful Ancient Yoga Breathing Techniques

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1. Breathe of Fire –(Kapal Bhati Pranayam

Start with 1-2 minute and build to 5 minutes a day on an empty stomach /2 hours after eating Method:

  • Emphasis is breathing out deeply through the nose ( like blowing your nose )
  • As you breathe out the stomach will contract out / draw in wards automatically
  • The Exhalation will create a vacuum

Benefits:

  • Internal organs like Liver , kidneys  get massaged & exercised
  • Strengthen the immunity system 
  • Regulate weight
  • Helps to get rid of negative stress

-Not suitable for pregnant women or after surgery. If you have high blood pressure please do it gently

2. Alternate Nostril Breathing (Anulom Vilom )   Start with 2 minutes a day

Method:

  • Take your right thumb and place it on your right nostril and breathe in from your left nostril
  • Take your third finger and place it on your left nostril and breathe out from your right nostril.
  • Then breathe back from your right nostril and hold right nostril and breathe out from your left nostril.
  •  Continue to breathe in and out of the same side. 

 Feel as if you are taking in Positive energy and energising each cell

Benefits:

  • Body becomes healthy and strong by taking in good energy  
  • Balances left and right brain
  • Helps with sinus problems & calms the mind
  • Effective in blood flow to heart and gives one a positive attitude