Category Archives: Pranayam

Ujjayi Pranayama

Ujjayi Pranayama is one of the deep breathing techniques in Yoga. All deep breathing exercises (Pranayamas) calms our body and mind. Regular practice of any Pranayama relieves one from stress which awards longevity.  ‘Ujjayi’ is derived from Sanskrit meaning ‘to be Victorious’. Therefore this breathing technique is called as ‘Victorious Breath’. You breathe through your… Read More »

NadiShodhan Pranayama

NadiShodhan Pranayama is an Alternate Breathing Technique. This Pranayam calms your body, makes one happy and peaceful. The meaning of the Pranayam – Nadi means Subtle Energy Channel, Shodhan is Cleansing or Purification. The blocked energy channels are cleansed and your body and soul are purified. Practice NadiShodhan Pranayama for few minutes daily and see… Read More »

Bhastrika Pranayama

Bhastrika Pranayama is inhaling fresh air and exhaling slowly to fill up our lungs with fresh oxygen to feel energetic and fit. ‘Bhastrika’is a Sanskrit word meaning – the Bellows. A bellow is a tool with air bags to blow air, by pressing 2 handles provided, to make a fire; usually they are used by… Read More »

Bhramari Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayam is a breathing technique which improves concentration and relieves one with stress. The name ‘Bhramari’ is a Hindi word meaning Bumble Bee or Honey Bee. This breathing technique is practiced by producing a humming sound like a Bee. In this Pranayam you concentrate on the spot between your brows, so you expel all… Read More »

Kapalbhati Pranayama

Kapalbhati Pranayam is a phenomenal and the oldest one. The name has the combination of 2 Sanskrit words –  ‘Kapal’ refers our forehead and ‘Bhaati’ mean light. On regular practice this pranayam brings shine to our face. This breathing procedure activates most of the energy points in our body which in turn makes us energetic,… Read More »

Anulom Vilom Pranayama

Anulom Vilom Pranayam is one of the breathing techniques where you inhale through one nostril, retain breath and exhale through the other nostril. In Sanskrit Anulom refers to the natural order and Vilom means opposite or going against it. In this Pranayam technique you breathe with alternate nostrils. This pranayam brings to you lots of… Read More »

Bahya Pranayama

Bahya Pranayam is one of the best Pranayama which cures many common deceases. Its done with Bahya Kumbhaka (Ceasing Breath Outside) and that is why it is called Bahya Pranayama. Bahya pranayama cures stomach, urinary and reproductive related deceases. Below are its steps and benefits described in detail. This is a powerful pranayama. Do read precaution below and… Read More »

What is Pranayama

Pranayama one of the part of Yoga. It is combination of two Sanskrit words Prana and Ayam. Prana means breath and Ayama means control. This word itself has a deep meaning of controlling or regulation breathing habits. We usually do not care much about our breathing pattern because we think it is automatic. Yes it is right that… Read More »