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 – Sukhasana (Common and Easy Meditation Pose)

Sukhasana means Easy Pose, Decent Pose or Pleasant Pose. Sukhasana is actually a comfortable, cross-legged, seated pose; it is commonly used for meditation or for beginner’s pranayama exercises. Sit on a firm cushion or mat; raise your hips four to six inches. Cross your legs inwards starting with your left leg in first and then your right leg. Slide… Read More Yoga – Sukhasana (Common and Easy Meditation Pose)

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 – 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 – 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)