Bhastrika Pranayama – Procedure, Precautions, Warnings

In the previous article, we have talked about the benefits of Bhastrika Pranayama and its mention in the scripture. In this post, we will tackle the correct method to perform this practice. It is vital to first prepare the body before bhastrika pranayama can be performed exhaustively. Bhastrika is a strong practice and requires a … Read more

Bhastrika Pranayama – Meaning, Scriptural References, Benefits

In Sanskrit, the word Bhastrika means “bellows” (to emit a loud deep sound). Therefore, bhastrika pranayama is also called “bellows breath” as air is drawn forcefully in and out of the lungs making this deep loud sound. A blacksmith used a device called bellows to blow air into the furnace to increase the fire and … Read more

Kapalbhati Pranayama (Increase IQ) – Meaning, Procedure, Benefits, Precautions

Kapal Bhati

Kapalbhati belongs to one of the six shatkarma practices. In Sanskrit, the word Kapal means “cranium” or “forehead.” And the word Bhati means “light” and also “knowledge.” Therefore, kapalbhati pranayama is a practice that brings sharpness, illumination, and clarity to the prefrontal cortex region of the brain. Mention in Scriptures Translation: “Perform exhalation and inhalation … Read more

Bhramari Pranayama – Steps, Benefits, Side-effects & Nitrous Oxide

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The Sanskrit word Bhramari means “bee.” Therefore, Bhramari Pranayama is pranayama where the sounds produced while performing it are similar to one made by a black bee. It is amazing pranayama to relax the mind and improve sleep quality. Let’s learn about it in more depth. What is Bhramari Pranayama? (Mention in Scriptures) In Hatha … Read more