Pranayama is essential for a healthy body. By doing pranayama, the healthy system becomes strong, diseases related to the stomach are removed and the digestive system becomes healthy. Pranayama is made up of two words Prana + Ayam. In this Prana means breathing and Ayam means stopping. That is, to regulate one’s own life force. You must have heard about Kapalbhati, Anulom-Vilom Pranayama. But today we are going to tell you about other types of pranayama as well. Learn types of pranayama-
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Bhastrika is a great pranayama for the respiratory system. To do this, first sit in Padmasana or Sukhasana. Keep your waist, neck, back and spine straight. Keep the body steady. Now inhale while making sound from both your nostrils. After that exhale while making a sound. You can repeat this 10-15 times.
Kapalbhati is a great pranayama for the stomach and respiratory system. For this, first of all, sit in Vajrasana or Padmasana. Now make a chit mudra with both your hands. Place both the hands on your knees. Now take a long deep breath and while exhaling, pull the stomach inwards. By doing this daily, you will see a lot of benefit. You can do this pranayama according to your ability.
3. Ujjayi Pranayama
While doing Ujjayi Pranayama, there is a sound similar to the ocean, hence it is also known as Ocean Breath. It can be practiced to ward off cold. To do Ujjayi Pranayama, first sit in a comfortable posture. Now keep the pace of your breathing constant and keep breathing evenly. Focus on the throat. Try to control your thoughts. After a while of meditating, think that the breath is passing through the throat and returning, this process is going on continuously. Try to narrow your larynx with this. With this the sounds of breath will be heard. You can practice this for 10-20 minutes.
To do Sheetali Pranayama, first sit in Padmasana. Stick out your tongue. Turn it round and take long deep breaths. Breathe out through the right nostril. After this again remove the tongue, turn it round and breathe. Then exhale through the left nostril. This will give you a cooling effect in the body. Sheetkari calms the body and mind.
To do Sheetkari Pranayama, join the upper and lower teeth. Make a whistling sound. Now close the breath through the right nostril and exhale through the left nostril, you can repeat this process 10-15 times.
6. Chandra anulom-vilom ( anulom-vilom)
To do Chandra Anulom Vilom, first sit in Padmasana. Press the nose mudra or Vishnu mudra with your hands. Now close the right nostril with the right thumb. Breathe in through the left nostril and count to 4-8. After that exhale. You can repeat this process 4-8 times. Now press the left nostril with the finger and inhale and exhale through the right nostril. You can also do anulom vilom.
7. Nadi Shuddhi
To do Nadi Shuddhi Pranayama, first of all close the right nostril and breathe through the left nostril. After this, close both the nostrils. After that exhale through the right nostril. Then breathe through both the nostrils and close both the nostrils. After this, exhale through the left nostril, after inhaling exhale for a count of 4-8, you can repeat this process up to 10 times.
8. Bhramari Pranayama
Doing Bhramari Pranayama is very beneficial. To do this, sit in Padmasana. Close both eyes. Put the index finger of both the hands in the ear. Exhale slowly through the nose while chanting Om. Bhramari Pranayama also enhances immunity.