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PRANAYAM

The term Pranayama has been constituted by two words: Prana + Ayama. Prana is vital energy and Ayama means to control or to give a definite flow to the Pranic energy. The natural condition of inflow and outflow of the … Continue reading

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Anulom Vilom Pranayam

ANULOM VILOM PRANAYAM Sit in Sukha Asana, close your eyes and relax all your muscles for while. Then, inhale from your left nostril while keeping your right nostril closed with the thumb of your right hand. Retain the breath for … Continue reading

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Relieve Stress and Insomnia by Bhramari Pranayam (Humming Bee Breath)

The original word in the term Bhramari is Bhramar (humming bee).The characteristics of this pranayama is to create a sound like humming bee while exhalation and inhalation. Bhramari (Bee Breath) is a very effective pranayama (breathing exercise) for meditation. Performing … Continue reading

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Kapalbhati Pranayam

In Sanskrit Kapal means forehead and bhati means shining or glow thus literally this breathing technique brings glow to the forehead of the practitioner. Kapalbhati is essentially a voluntary abdominal breathing. `Puraka`(Inhalation) and `rechaka`(Exhalation) are gone through in a quick … Continue reading

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Bhastrika Pranayam

Bhastrika means bellows. A bellows is a device for forcing air in a concentrated way usually to help a fire burn.┬áIn Bhastrika pranayama the air is exhaled and inhaled fast and forcefully. Energy is drawn from the Manipur or Navel … Continue reading

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Shitali Pranayam (Cooling Breath)

The word “sheetali” means cooling in Sanskrit, it is taken from the original word “Sheetal” which is soothing or cold. The practice of sheetali breathing calms the mind, reduces the stress or fight – flight response. It cools the body … Continue reading

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Sitkari Pranayam (Cooling Breath)

Like Sitali, Sitkari is also a breath cooling technique that removes excess heat from the body. It also cures diseases like acidity, hypertension and harmonizes the secretions of reproductive organs and all the endocrine system. It is also helpful to … Continue reading

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