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.
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
- 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
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.
3. Udgeeth Pranayam: A Perfect Meditation
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.
4. Bhramari Pranayama: Highly Beneficial for Migraine and Sinusitis Diseases
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.
5. Bhastrika Pranayama: Maintains Body Oxygen level
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.