Pranayama – Its Meaning, History And Other Details

Pranayama – Its Meaning, History And Other Details

Pranayama (प्राणायाम) is a Sanskrit word which means “extension of the life force,” and denotes both breathing exercises and yoga practices that you can use to lengthen or deepen the breath.  The practice of pranayama exercises is one of the easiest ways to slow down and redirect your natural breathing pattern. It leads to increased…

Heard About Bhastrika? – Types, Reasons To Do it, and etc

Heard About Bhastrika? – Types, Reasons To Do it, and etc

Knowing the proper procedure to breathe is one of the most important things you can do for your health. There are several techniques for breathing, and knowing which one to use is essential.  Proper breathing makes a difference in anxiety levels, asthma symptoms, heart rate and blood pressure, symptoms of depression, and many other conditions. …

How To Do Ujjayi Pranayama – Purpose, Techniques & Benefits

How To Do Ujjayi Pranayama – Purpose, Techniques & Benefits

Ujjayi breath is powerful pranayama that is referenced in both Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gherand Samhita. This breathing technique is so effective that it energizes and soothes your mind and body at the same time, allowing you to change your Yoga practice.  When you are practising Ujjayi breath, the energy of the soul releases from…

What is Nadi shodhana pranayama – And All Its Details

What is Nadi shodhana pranayama – And All Its Details

Pranayama is a yogic breathing exercise that means “breath control” and refers to different breathing techniques. Nadi shodhana pranayama, which translates to ‘cleaning the channels’, is a technique that involves alternating nostril inhalations and exhalations.  It stimulates the energy meridians in the body and harmonizes the brain’s two hemispheres by balancing left-sided activity with right-sided…

Kapal Bhati Pranayama  – Its Details And Steps To Do It

Kapal Bhati Pranayama – Its Details And Steps To Do It

Many breathing exercises are beneficial for our health and well-being. One of the most popular and effective is the Kapalbhati Pranayama. It is a straightforward breathing exercise that you can do while sitting in the lotus position.  This exercise aims to make the air enter through the nostrils and exhale through the mouth. This practice…

Have You Heard About Anulom Vilom Pranayama?

Have You Heard About Anulom Vilom Pranayama?

Anulom Vilom Pranayama is an exercise for the respiratory system. It is performed by breathing out through the mouth and inhaling through the nostrils. Anulom Vilom is different from alternate nostril breathing.  This pranayama increases the strength and stamina of the lungs. It is effortless yet effective pranayama to improve your lung capacity and increase…

Shitli Pranayama – The Art Of Breath Control

Shitli Pranayama – The Art Of Breath Control

Pranayama is the art of breath control and is one of the six main pillars of Hatha Yoga. This breathing technique will give you more energy, reduce stress and increase your self-esteem.  This article will learn about shitli pranayama, its benefits, and how to practice it. What is Shitli Pranayama?  Sitali pranayama (sometimes spelt “Shitali…

The Art Of Controlling Breath Through Dirga Pranayama

The Art Of Controlling Breath Through Dirga Pranayama

Dirga Pranayama is an ancient and proven technique of controlling one’s breath. It has been practised for centuries by the highest achieving people in the world, including the great Indian sages and spiritual leaders.  This particular pranayama is said to be the most energizing and revitalizing breathing exercise. It tones up your entire body and…