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Yoga Pranayama For Kids and Young’s

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Yoga Pranayama  For Kids  

‘Prana’ is the Sanskrit name for ‘energy’. ‘Paranayama’ refers to yogic breathing.

Yogic breathing is when you are breathing in through the nose and out through the nose.

When you are doing any other exercise you are normally encouraged to breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth.

Yogis breathe in through the nose and out through the nose when practicing asanas.

For example, when you are sitting in padmasana you should try to breathe in this way taking very long in breaths and out breaths through the nose.

There are many different types of pranayama or breathing techniques.

Sodhana Pranayama

Nadi Sodhana Pranayama is known as alternate nostril breathing:

A ‘nadi’ is a tubular organ of the body like an artery providing a passage for the flow of prana or energy. Sodhana means to purify or cleanse so the object of Nadi Sodhana Pranayama is to purify the nerves.

Nadi Sodhana Pranayama Technique:

Sit in a comfortable position like padmasana
Stretch the left arm. Rest the back of the left wrist on the left knee. Perform Jnana Mudra with the left hand.
Bend the right arm at the elbow. Bend the index and middle fingers towards the palm, keeping them passive. Bring the ring and little fingers towards the thumb.
Place the right thumb on the right side of the nose just below the nasal bone, the ring and little fingers on the left side of the nose just before the nasal bone.
Press the ring and little finger to block the left side of the nose completely, empty the nose completely with the right nostril.
Inhale slowly, steadily and deeply through the right nostril fill the lungs to the brim. During this inhalation the left nostril is completely blocked by the ring and little fingers.
After full inhalation, block the right nostril completely with the pressure of the thumb and release the pressure of the ring and little fingers on the left nostril. Exhale slowly, steadily and deeply through the left nostril. Empty the lungs completely.
Inhale through the left nostril slowly, steadily and deeply filling the lungs to the brim.
After full inhalation through the left nostril, block it and exhale through the right nostril adjusting the pressure of the right thumb on the right nostril.
This completes one cycle of nadi shodhana pranayama. The rhythm is as follows:

Exhale through the right nostril
Inhale through the right nostril
Exhale through the left nostril
Inhale through the left nostril
Exhale through the right nostril
Inhale through the right nostril
Exhale through the left nostril
Inhale through the left nostril
Exhale through the right nostril
Inhale through the right nostril……and so on
Inhalation and exhalation from each side should take the same time. In the beginning you may notice that is it unequal, persevere until you achieve this.
After completing the breathing exercise you should lie down on your back for a few minutes.

Benefits of Nadi Sodhana Pranayama

The benefit of nadi shodhana pranayama is that the blood in our bodies receives a larger supply of oxygen that normal breathing. You feel refreshed, your mind becomes still and your nerves are clamed and purified.

This pranayama is especially beneficial for those suffering from high / low blood pressure.

Once you have mastered this pranayama technique, the next step is to lengthen each inhalation and exhalation and retain the breath between changing nostrils.

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