Dirga Pranayama – Yoga Basic Breathing Exercise

Dirga Pranayama, a basic breathing exercise for beginners that is calming and grounding. It teaches you how to completely fill your lungs and then empty them. Dirga pranayama offers a method, which involves three different parts of the body. The low belly Low chest Low throat Technique of Dirga Pranayama The breath is continuous, inhaled… Read More Dirga Pranayama – Yoga Basic Breathing Exercise

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 – Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath)

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… Read More Yoga – Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath)

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)