Monday, February 9, 2009

Pranayama for students

Pranayama for students

The practices of pranayama—the correct breathing technique helps to manipulate our energies. Most of us breathe incorrectly, using only half of our lung capacity. Pranayama is a technique, which re-educates our breathing process, helps us to release tensions and develop a relaxed state of mind. It also balances our nervous system and encourages creative thinking. In addition, by increasing the amount of oxygen to our brain it improves mental clarity, alertness and physical well being.

Bhastrika Pranayama

How to do : Take deep breaths in and then completely breathe out.

Duration : Do it for atleast 2 minutes and maximum of 5 minutes.

Benefits : lungs, heart,depression, brain, migraine, paralysis, neural system will be benefitted.

Kapal Bhati Pranayama

How to do : exert air forcefully out. Stomach will go in automatically.

Duration : Initially Starts with 30 times or for 1 minute and increase it upto 5 mins mininimum, maximum upto 10 minutes.

Benefits : This pranayama benefits on obesity, constipation, gastric, Croesus(liver),acidity, hepatitis B, uterus, diabetes, stomach problems, allergic problems, cholesterol, asthma, snoring, concentration, and even cancer and AIDS.

Precaution : heart patients and high BP patients and weak people should do it slowly.

Baahya Pranayama

How to do : Take Breathe air out, touch your chin to chest, squeeze your stomach completely and hold for a while. then release your chin, breathe in slowly.

Duration :Do it for 3 times to 5 times initially and maximum upto 11 times. and can do maximum of 21 times in winters.

Benefits : stomach, hernia, uterus, urinal Precaution : not for heart and high BP patients

Anulom Vilom Pranayam

How to do : Close your right nasal with thumb,Take breathe in from left nasal. Now open right nasal and close left nasal with middle and ring finger and breathe out from right nasal. Now you can take breathe in from right nasal. Now close right nasal and open left and breathe out and in from left nasal. and so on.

Duration : atleast 10 mins.

Benefits : This pranayama benefits to heart, high BP, vat-cuf-pit, heart blockage, arthritis, cartilage, bent ligaments, sinual fluid reduced,parkinson, paralysis, neural related, migraine pain,depression, asthma, allergy ,sinus

Precaution : breathe into lungs not to stomach. no organ in stomach absorbs oxygen. Do it slowly. Do it slowly. Rest whenever needed (in any pranayam). Ratio: 4:8 for beginners(Breathin count 1-2-3-4, Breath out 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8)

Bhramri Pranayam

How to do : Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.

Duration : 10 mins

Benefits : tension, hypertension, high BP, heart, heart blockage, paralysis, migraine pain, confidence, concentration
Udgeeth Pranayam

How to do :Take Breathe in deeply, and chant 'Om'kar. OOOOOOm ( Pronounce long O and small m )

Duration : You can do 10 mins or more

Benefits : meditation

NB : Breathing ratio for beginners 4:8 after some time change 5:10 .

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