Bhastrika means, “Bellows Breath.” Bhastrika is a breathing technique where breathing is forcible and through the nose, with equal time for inhalation and exhalation. Deep breath inwards and long exhalation outwards with equal time intervals constitutes this Pranayama technique.
Technique of Bhastrika Pranayama
- Sit down comfortably and relax, make your posture stress free. Padmasana (Lotus Posture) and
are the perfect yoga postures to practice Pranayama.
- Breathe in by inhaling forcefully through both the nostrils. Make sure that your lungs are full with air. Your abdominal should not expand, in its place; your chest area should expand.
- In this Pranayama, you inhale fully, exhale with great force making a hissing sound.
- Practice Bhastrika for about five minutes daily.
Benefits of Bhastrika
- Enhance agility of body and mind.
- It will increase your digestive power, increase your metabolism and results in weight loss
- Improves your immune system
- Clears obstructions in the respiratory system,
- Strengthens the nervous system
- Enhances clarity of mind
Warning Avoid Bhastrika Pranayama if
- You are pregnant
- You are Hypertensive
- You have Asthma
- You are heart patient
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