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 2 Amazing Breathing Exercises - Pranayama For Beginners

Your body is like a candle light and your brain is like a burning flame. Prana is one of the most essential energy of our body and subtle layer and if it is not life energy, then it is natural for our body to be destroyed. This soul is the power of our life that nourishes our mind and because of this our body lives.
Prana can be a universal and dimension means the result of someone in a different direction. Pranayama completely means that the process of keeping life in control.

Yoga is the ancient Indian Practise with uncountable haelth benefits. Yoga makes you free of all kinds of physical or mental ailments. Yoga is the gentle form of exercise.

What is Pranayama?  ~ Swami Ramdev

Everyone in this modern time is full of stress, it be of exams, business,  employment or family problems etc. Adding to these stress factors, Now a days we are consuming adulterated  and chemically prepared food stuffs which lead to various kinds of mental or physical ailments. But we can't stop eating food or completely avoid stressful situations, What  we can do for our health should be given importance by us. Yoga and Pranayams can do wonders and have tremendous mind and body healing capacity. So, let's explore the world of Yoga and Pranayams in order to reap the benefits of these practises which have been suggested by Indian saints and intellectuals senses ages.

Pranayams refers to 'Prana' which stands for life force circulating in the body and 'Ayama' means control. So Pranayama literally means "Control of Breathe". Our correct breathing acts a panacea and has tremendous healing capacity. Our awareness of breathing changes the way how we perceive the world. Pranayama provides us with mental, physical and emotional stability and calms our mind and body. Pranayama increases our motivation, positivity and makes we full happier. Mainly there are eight types of pranayams but I am just taking two types of Pranayams which must be done regularly by take all the benefiting effects of Pranayama.

Here is the List of 2 Pranayams :-

(i)  Anuloma & Viloma Pranayama 

(ii) Bhastrika Pranayama

Anuloma & Viloma Pranayama 

Anuloma & Viloma Pranayama as known as Nadi Shodhan Pranayama or Alternate Nostril Breathing Pranayama. This Pranayama is very helpful for mental illnesses including anxiety, depression, as well as works wonderfully in hypertension. These are  many scientific evidences in supporting these claim. 

How to do Practice Anuloma & Viloma Pranayama:-

• Sit comfortably in Padmasana keep your spine, and neck straight.

• Put your wrists on your knees and close your eyes.

• Fold your index finger and middle finger of your right hand so that they touch the palm.

• Close your right nostril with the thumb of your right hand.

• Inhale slowly and deeply with your left nostril until your lungs are full.

• Now, close your left nostril with the right finger of your right hand.

• Now, exhale slowly with you right nostril. Now, inhale slowly and deeply with you right nostril.

• Now exhale slowly with your left nostril closing your right nostril with your thumb.

This is one complete round of Anuloma - viloma  pranayama. Start this Pranayama with two minutes and slowly increase your time till ten minutes.

Benefits of Anuloma & Viloma Pranayama:-

• Alternate breathing pranayama provides immediate calming effect to the mind and body.

• Alternate breathing improve the nervous system, respiratory system and circulate the system very efficiently.

•  Alternate Breathing is good for your skin and eyes.

• Alternate breathing is very good for all kinds of mental ailments including stress and anxiety.

• Provides overall sense of well-being.

• Alternate breathing provides body plenty of oxygen supply.

• Increase your time slowly.

Precautions :-

• While practicing Anuloma - viloma Pranayama, if you feel light headedness or headaches, stop it for a while.

• Those who have hypertension, should not do this pranayama for a longer time.

Bhastrika Pranayama

Bhastrika Pranayama is also known as ‘yogic breathe of fire’ because this pranayama generates heat in the body. This is one of the best pranayama to increase lung capacity and increased oxygen level in the body.

How to do Practice Bhastrika Pranayama:-

• Sit in Padmasana or Sukhasana or cross legged.

• Inhale deeply till the lungs are fully filled with oxygen.

• Inhale more forcefully.

• Repeat the repetition few more time.

Benefits of Bhastrika Pranayama :-

• Improves oxygen supply in the body and brain.

• Increase the capacity of lungs and also clear all the toxins of the lungs.

• Good for skin and flu.

• This pranayama is very good for anxiety and depression.

Precautions :-

• Since Bhastrika Pranayama generates heat in the body, this pranayama is best for winter season, but during summer practice it slowly and it just for two minutes.

• Practice Bhastrika Pranayama only on empty stomach.

• Pregnant women should avoid this Pranayama.

• If you feel dizzy immediate stop it and take few normal breathe before starting again.

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