Pranayama Benefits: Protects from Diseases and Keeps Healthy

Realizing the power and benefits of yoga, more and more people are now moving towards it. While exercising in the gym only a certain part of the body can be exercised, yoga provides a complete body exercise. In ndian scriptures, many such wonderful pranayamas have been explained. These pranayamas keep the whole body healthy and free from diseases. Performing Pranayama  for half an hour in the morning regulary not only keeps us fresh and energetic throughout the day but also protects from  dangerous and deadly diseases.


Power of Pranayama in Safeguarding Multiple Diseases  

According to Ayurveda, pranayama has been considered as the medicine of mind, brain and body. Pranayama means the dimension of life and it is very important in our life. Today, even the biggest scientists of the world have agreed that many diseases can be treated with pranayama. By doing pranayama, the body and mind are purified. Pranayama keeps our mind stable. Brain-related disorders are overcome. Regular pranayama keeps our heart and lungs healthy by regularizing the blood flow.  By doing pranayama, one can get relief from diseases like asthma, allergies, sinusitis, chronic eyesight, colds etc.  There are multiple types of Pranayamas and benefits associated with them. In the next section of this article, let us know the five most powerful Pranayamas. 

5 Most Powerful Pranayama  that Protects from Diseases and Keeps Healthy

1. Anuloma Viloma Pranayama: Safegurads from Heart and Respiratory Diseases

Anulom Vilom Pranayama, also called Alternate Nostril Breathing is one of the simplest pranayamas. People of all the ages can do this important yogasana. It does not have any side effects. The more you do Anulom Vilom, the more it is good for the body. It does not have any side effects.

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Benefits of Anuloma Viloma
  • Anuloma Viloma Pranayama balances and cures the diseases related to three biological elements (Tridosha -Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Human body remains healthy on the basis of these tridosha.
  • Anuloma Viloma Pranayama is helpful in overcoming diseases like high blood pressure and hypertension.  
  • Regular practice of this pranayama removes the blockage in the heart.   
  • Doing this pranayama relieves from anxiety and stress.
  • Regular practice of Anuloma Viloma is beneficial for the digestive problems like constipation or acidity.
  • It improves breathing system, which is very beneficial for patients with asthama and respiratory issues.
Steps to Perform Anuloma Viloma
  • To perform this pranayam, place a yoga mat or blanket on the ground.
  • Sit comfortably in padmasana meditative pose.
  • To start, hold your right nostril with the right thumb and breathe in with the left nostril.
  • After this, close the left nostril with the ring finger and open the right nostril and exhale.
  • Now repeat the same process by breathing in from the right nostril and exhaling through the left nostril.
  • In the second time, take the breath from the same nasal with which you are exhaling again and leave it from the other nasal.
  • Do this pranayama for about 5 minutes.

2. Kapalbhati Pranayama: Protects from Multiple Diseases

Kapalbhati is a special part of Pranayama-yoga. It is considered to be very effective  for the meditation and mental power. Kapalbhati is made of two Sanskrit words- Kapal and Bhati.  Kapal is called “forehead” and Bhati means “light”. Performing Kapalbhati Pranayama on daily basis brings glow on the face and keeps mind calm and cheerful. This Pranayama cleans the nerves and makes the body healthy by removing diseases. With this pranayama many kinds of complex diseases are cured. A person remains healthy throughout his life by regularly doing this pranayama.

Kapalbhati Pranayama to Protect for Diseases
Benefits of Kapalbhati
  • Kapalbhati Pranayam gives physical as well as spiritual benefit.
  • Diseases like mental Depression and asthma disease are overcome by this Pranayama.
  • It improves blood circulation and metabolism and removes the toxins from the body.
  • This pranayama brings positive thoughts in mind and increases decision making power.
  • Kapalbhati helps in improving the digestive power of the human body.
  • The regular practice of kapalbhati pranayama protects from all common diseases. In current situation, kapalbhati can provide good protection from the Corona Virus. 
  • Doing this pranayama regularly removes excess fat from the body and reduce weight. 
  • This pranayama is effective in improving lung function.
  • Diseases like Arthritis and chronic acidity can also be overcome by this pranayama. 

Steps to Perform Kapalbhati

  • Before you start this pranayama, place a yoga mat or blanket on the ground.
  • sit in the posture of Padmasana or Vajrasana.
  • In this position, perform exhalation of breath at high speed.
  • While exhaling breaths, you need to push the stomach inward. 
  • Once in every second, drop the entire breath out of the nose with speed. By doing this, your stomach will automatically move inward. In this way, you exhale 60 times in one minute. 
  • After exhaling, do not hold the breath. Because in the above action, the breath goes inside itself without trying. 
  • Perform this pranayama for 5 minutes.
  • This activity removes harmful toxins and makes them positive.
Note : Although anyone can do Kapalbhati, but those who have any respiratory disease should do it only after consultation with a docotor.

3. Udgeeth Pranayam: A Perfect Meditation   

Udgeeth is a very simple pranayama. It is a kind of meditation practice as one has to chant OM while doing Udgeeth Pranayama. Therefore, this pranayama is also called as Omkari chanting. This Pranayam provides breating exercise. Hence,  doing this pranayama in every morning is very beneficial.

Benefits of Udgeeth
  • Regular Practice of Udgeeth Pranayama increases the concentration  and memory power.
  • It calms the mind by relieving mental stress and increases the positive thinking.
  • Doing this Pranayama regularly cures the diseases like mental depression.
  • Regular practice of this pranayama provides good sleep and increases immunity. Thereby, this pranayama protects from infectious diseases like corona.
  • Udgeeth Pranayama is also beneficial for the patients of high blood-pressure and hypertension diseases.
  • Regular practice of Udgeeth Pranayama is beneficial in constipation and acidity. 

Steps to Perform Udgeeth

  • First of all, spread a mat or blanket on flat and clean ground.
  • Sit on it in Padmasana or Sukhasana posture.
  • Now take a deep long breath.
  • Chant Om (ॐ) while exhaling breath slowly.
  • Ensure that in this exercise long breath has to be taken in at normal speed. While exhaling, exhale with the same normal speed along with chanting Omkar (Om).
  • As long as the “O” is spoken, more than three times “M” is chanted
  • It is important to concentrate on breathing while doing this pranayama.
  • Repeat this process for 5 to 10 minutes or as per your stamina.
Note : Patients should perform this pranayama after consultation with a docotor or an expert.

4. Bhramari Pranayama: Highly Beneficial for Migraine and Sinusitis Diseases

The word Bhramari derives from ‘Bhramar’ which means a humming black bee. While practicing this pranayama, a similar humming sound comes out from the nose. Hence, it is named as Bhramari. Regular practice of this pranayama calms the brain. For the people who are stressed, have depression or are short-tempered, this pranayama is very beneficial.

Benefits of Bhramari
  • Bhramari pranayama is highly beneficial for migraine and sinusitis sufferers.
  • Regular practice of this pranayama relieves the condition of blood congestion in the brain. Hence, by practicing this pranayama, one can easily get rid from diseases like headache and hypertension.
  • This pranayam helps in reducing mental stress. 
  • Bhramari pranayama is very beneficial for students. It strengthens the mind and helps in concentration.
  • Regular practice of this pranayama helps in overcoing diseases like insomnia and depression.

Steps to Perform Brhamari

  • First of all, spread a mat or blanket on a flat and clean ground.
  • Sit on it in Padmasana posture and close your eyes.
  • Now bend your both hands from the elbow and bring them near your ears. Close both your ears with the thumb of both hands.
  • Place your index finger above each eyebrow touching the tip of both index fingers.
  • Shut the eyelids and cover them with the middle finger of respective hands. 
  • Place the ring finger besides the flare of the nostril and close mouth with both small fingers.
  • The hand gesture is call shannmukhi mudra.
  • Enhail deeplythrough the nose.
  • Exhail slowly in a controlled manner making a deep humming sound from nose.
  • Make sure that you do not open your mouth while exhailing.
  • Perform this pranayama for 5 to 10 minues.
Note : Patients should perform this pranayama after consultation with a docotor or an expert.

5. Bhastrika Pranayama: Maintains Body Oxygen level

In Bhastrika Pranayama, body gets plenty of oxygen by the process of continuous and radip breathing and exhaling.  By this process,  our mind gets purified and removes all obstacles. Bhastrika is derived from the sanskrit word Bhastra, which means blower. Actually, this pranayama acts like a blower. This pranayama is very effective in diseases related to cough and allergies.

Benefits of Bhastrika
  • Bhastrika  pranayama maintains the oxygen level of the body. 
  • The problem of diabetes remains under controlled. 
  • Bhastrika is one such pranayama which is effective in reducing belly fat. For this, regular practice is necessary.
  • Regarular practice of this pranayam for 10-15 minutes reduces weight. The person feels young.
  • Bhastrika Pranayama is very befecial for asthma patients.
  • Doing this pranayam on regular basis increases appetite.
  • Bhastrika is effective in curing diseases like intense gastric aand mucus.  

Steps to Perform Bhastrika

  • First of all, spread a mat or blanket and sit in Padmasana.
  • Ensure that your body, neck, and head are straight.
  • Initially breathe slowly and release this breath with force.
  • Slowly, increase the pace of breathe and start breathing and exhaling forcefully
  • In this way, inhale and exhale forcefully for 10 times with speed.
  • During this process, your sound should be like a snake’s herring.
  • After breathing for 10 times, finally inhale as deeply as possible after exhaling and then release it slowly.
  • This completes the one cycle of Bhastrika pranayam. 
  • One should do 10 such cycles of this pranayam. 
Note : Patients of high blood-pressue, hernia, heart disease, pregnant women, ulcers, epilepsy, stones and brain related diseases should not  perform this pranayama.  after consultation with a docotor or an expert. Before doing this pranayama, it is advised to take your doctor’s advise. 

Content provided in this article including advice is for general information only. does not claims this to be a substitute for qualified medical opinion in any way.  We strongly suggest consulting an expert or your doctor for more information. 

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