Pranayama is one of the most important Sadhanas it increases mindfulness so Pranayama helps us to remove negative thoughts and emotions. Through the practice of Asana, you can strengthen the physical body through pranayam you can enhance the functioning of internal organs and boost your immune system, By practicing Pranayama person does Chitta Suddhi, Nadi Suddhi, and Mano Suddhi. Pranayama practice destroys the bad karmas. It removes the imperfections in the body, Indriyas, and mind.
Prana means ‘life force’ and Ayama means ‘restraint, breathing is the most important activity in the body; Because in fact, other vital organs are dependent on it. Man can live for some time without food even shorter without water; But without breathing, his life can only last for a few moments
Technique 1# KAPALBHATI PRANAYAM:
Kapal means “skull” and “bhati” means “shining” which means “shining skull” keep palm on the knees facing downwards eyes closed spine is erect exhale sharply pulling the navel back to the spine let go of the body will automatically inhale and breathe in the lungs will fill themselves up we only focus on out-breath. This will constitute one round. You can do 2 or 3 rounds of 12 or 15 each according to your capacity and strength.
We have to keep our left hand where the index finger is gently touching the thumb in chin mudra it makes a nice circle the last three fingers are together outstretched and keep left palm on the left knee and the right-hand index and middle finger is touching the two eyebrows so on one side you have the thumb and the other you have a little finger and ring finger we use them to close the base of nostrils. Close the right nostril Inhale slowly through the left nostril as long as you can do it with comfort. Then exhale very slowly through the same nostril. Then inhale through the right nostril by closing the left nostril with your right ring and little fingers and exhale very slowly through the same nostril
Benefits of Pranayama
The body becomes lean, strong, and healthy. The practitioner is free from all types of diseases. He/she gets established in Brahmacharya. It regulates your system, alters your mood, Pranayam is one of the most important kriya as it increases mindfulness, and ensures longevity. For many of us, breathing is automatic. Reduces high blood pressure.
In the early morning, complete your cleansing routine and sit for the practice. Practise Pranayama in a solitary open space or well-ventilated room.
Do not keep anyone by your side to avoid the distraction of your mind. Strictly avoid excessive talking, eating, sleeping, mixing with friends.
Whenever you feel low, or miserable, practice Pranayama. You will be filled with new strength, energy, and stamina.