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Bhastrikā pranayama

Bhastrika means bellows. A bellows is a device for forcing air in a concentrated way usually to help a fire burn. Air is drawn into the bellows through a hole in the bottom and forced out through the nozzle eliminating the need for blowing a smoldering fire.

In Bhastrika pranayama the air is exhaled and inhaled fast and forcefully. Energy is drawn from the Manipuraka or Navel Chakra during exhalation. This creates a sound similar to the bellows when they are used.

Instructions

Step 1 – Bhastrika Pranayama

Find a comfortable seated position.

Inhale rapidly and forcefully to better deliver the air. Then exhale rapidly making a sound
like “ummph” with the same kind of force as a large sneeze.
Sound Of Bhastrika mp3

Do at least 4 vigorous breaths making the bellows sound. After the last one release mildly
and begin some Ujjayi(Or other lengthening relaxing breaths)

Hold Antara Kumbhaka after some long relaxing breaths. Measure the length of time and
then do some relaxing breaths again.

Move back into the Bellows breath after retention of inhalation for a measured period of
time and  Ujjayi Breaths have been performed for calming.

Try increasing Bhastrika breaths next time if the lungs are not fatigued.

Step 2 – Bhastrika Pranayama

Inhale rapidly and forcefully to deliver the air into the blood.
Use your belly Chakra for this it will help to draw the air in.

Exhale rapidly making a sound like “ummph” with the same kind of force as a large sneeze.
Listen mp3

Perform Ujjayi pranayama after at least 4  Bhastrika inhalations and exhalations.
(Much ,more can be performed. Try breathing in and out vigorously until mild fatigue is felt.
Only mild remember. Delicate with the lungs.

Take a few Ujjayi breaths then if you like retain the breath (Antara Kumbhaka)

Re-introduce Bhastrika breathing when the nerves and lungs feel restored after
some relaxing long Ujjayi breaths.

Optional: It is quite a common practice to hold (Antara Kumbhaka) after a number
of Bhastrika or Kapalabhati breaths. This way the practitioner can measure

their ability to hold the breath. This will increase dramatically after one session of breathing techniques.

Step 3 – Bhastrika Pranayama

Use the hand claspto control the air passing through the lungs.

Inhalations and exhalations are done through the same nostril while the other is blocked.

The switch can be done each time a  Bhastrika breath is taken or twice on one nostril then twice on the other side or three times on each side and so on… it  is up to the practitioner.

When the lungs fatigue begin to practice light Ujjayi breathing.

Re-introduce the technique when the nerves and lungs feel restored.

Optional: (Antara Kumbhaka) After each time or periodically to measure the duration the breath can be held.

Optional 2: Partially block the nostril on the exhalation or on the inhalations and exhalations. It is already challenging to get the air deep into the lungs so for this reason it may not be a good idea to restrict the air on the inhalations.

Step 4 – Bhastrika Pranayama

Use the hand claspto control the air passing through the lungs.

In this technique the air is inhaled through the left nostril and exhaled through the right then inhaled through the right and exhaled through the left nostril.( You can start on either side.)

When the lungs fatigue begin to practice light Ujjayi breathing.

Re-introduce the technique when the nerves and lungs feel restored.

Optional: (Antara Kumbhaka) After each time or periodically to measure the duration the breath can be held.

Optional 2: Partially block the nostril on the exhalation or on the inhalations and exhalations. It is already challenging to get the air deep into the lungs so for this reason it may not be a good idea to restrict the air on the inhalations.

Bhastrikā  Pranayama Benefits

Bhastrika pranayama is very similar in the benefits it provides the practitioner.

  1. Bhastrika is particularly beneficial to practitioners dealing with respiratory illnesses and conditions.
  2. as its forceful breathing methods help to cure conditions such as the common cold, sinus infections and the flu.
  3. It can even help to improve asthma.
  4. It can also help with the healing of conditions that affect the thyroid gland and throat problems such as those that affect the tonsils.
  5. Regular practice of bhastrika pranayama results in younger-looking, glowing, healthy skin.
  6. Overall health is improved by most practitioners since they are able to detoxify their body by expelling the toxins as they breathe out.
  7. Increased lung capacity leads to more oxygen in the blood, which leads to more vitality

Caution!


Vigorous breathing techniques that change the natural flow of breath significantly can be harmful. Do them with a caring reflection upon the inner bodies. Stop and enter a natural breathing pattern if the nervous system feels uneasy or fatigued. Relax lying down if any strange feeling like nausea  or dizziness presents itself. Practice this breathing technique for short periods of time and do passive breathing techniques after.


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My intresting fields is writing poetry. Traveling and surfing on internet, i am also interested in watching wrestling and MMA,

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