Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pathanjali Pranayam - Part-4

In continuation to Part-3,the  remaining 4 Pranayams are explained below. To get the perfect rhythm,  it is preferable to get a couple of  demonstrations from someone who does regularly so that there is no major deviation from the specified methods and style expected for maximum benefit.

5 Bhramari Pranayam
Cover your ears by pressing tragus with your thumb. Place your index fingers on the forehead and middle fingers positioned between the nose and the eye corner and close your eyes. Position the ring finger at the middle of the nose at a comfortable position as it has no role to play. Use the little finger to throttle the nostrils while exhaling. While inhaling,  keep all the fingers in position but do not apply pressure. Inhale through both the nostrils, taking a real slow deep breath. Keep your mouth closed and begin  exhaling slowly, making humming sound of a bee like “hmmmm”. While exhaling with humming sound,  throttle the nostrils with little finger and creat vibration on the face. While practicing Bhramari keep reciting “OM” mentally and concentrate your mind on Agnya Chakra (between eyebrows).
How much to do
First Six Months: 5 to 6 times   After Six Months 10 to 15 times

6 Mundak Pranayam
Take deep breath, exhale forcefully keep the hands at liver and pancreas location such that the thumbs are positioned on the liver and pancreas locations, bend forward keep the chin up face looking front and rotate the eye balls clockwise and anti clockwise and stay for 10 counts and return to normal position by slow breathing.
How much to do
First Six Months: 3 times     After six month  5 times

7 Udgeeth Pranayam
Take slow and deap breath into the lungs without much pressure, without inflating the stomach and chant long ‘OM’ while exhaling.
How much to do
First six months:  10 times    After six months  15 times

8 Ujjayi Pranayam
It is the best pranayam for thyroid problems and also to cure all throat diseases.
Take long, deep breath with both nostrils along with contraction inside the throat which makes the breath long and thin. The friction of air should be felt inside the throat when it is contracted and a hissing is produced itself while inhaling. Now close the right nostril with the thumb and exhale out very slowly. 
Those who have thyroid problem and on medication please check the levels after one month as for sure, you will see a major change in the thyroid levels and then consult the medics to adjust the medicine.
How much to do
First Six Months: 3 times   After six months if required can be increased to 5 times.

Courtesy:Baba Ramdev's demonstration on ZEE TV and

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"The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in." (B.K.S Iyengar)
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