Yoga – Sheetali Breathing or Cooling Breath

Sheetal is a Sanskrit word meaning soothing or cooling, the word “Sheetali” is derived from Sheetal.  Sheetali Breathing or Pranayama is designed to reduce the body temperature, thereby causing a cooling effect and activate endocrine glands and nervous system. Technique of Sheetali Breathing or Pranayama Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position like Padmasana( Lotus), Swastikasana(… Read More Yoga – Sheetali Breathing or Cooling Breath

Yoga – Nadi Shodhana or Alternative Nasal Breathing

In Nadi Shodhana or Alternative Nasal Breathing, there is no retention of the breath and you breathe equally from both sides of your nose. Nadi Shodhana or Alternative Nasal Breathing is a simple yoga breathing exercise that can be done virtually anywhere, anyplace. Yogis think that this exercise will clean and rejuvenate your vital channels… Read More Yoga – Nadi Shodhana or Alternative Nasal Breathing

Yoga – Kapalabhati Pranayama (Shinning Forehead)

Kapalabhati means shining intellect, it is an excellent way to maintain your health and resist diseases. In this process, the organs under the skull mainly the brain and the small brain are influenced, thereby, improving the overall health. It is a Breathing Technique used specifically for cleansing. In Kapalabhati, the breath is short, rapid, and… Read More Yoga – Kapalabhati Pranayama (Shinning Forehead)

Yoga – Viloma Pranayama (Intermittent Breathing)

Viloma Pranayama is a breathing work out that is carried out by breaking off the continuous flow of breath by several pauses. Viloma means “against the natural flow”. In Viloma Pranayama, the inhalations and exhalations are suspended with short pauses. The time taken to complete a Viloma inhalation or exhalation will be longer than that… Read More Yoga – Viloma Pranayama (Intermittent Breathing)

Yoga – Basic Breathing Techniques

Pranayama is the science of breath control. Pranayama is the basis of a lot of yoga. To create relaxation, breathe slowly and deeply in all of the Asanas. There are several ways to breathe in Asanas, basic breathing techniques are as follows: Dirga Pranayama Ujjiayi pranayama Kapalabhati Pranayama   More Articles Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath)(… Read More Yoga – Basic Breathing Techniques