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A gentle and simple intro to the art of Pranayama with two of the most basic exercise.

Pranayama is the 4th limb of Astanga yoga exercise, and is additionally called as the ‘Heart of Yoga.’ Pranayama teaches us to how to utilize our lungs to the optimum capability, as a result of which, the cells in our body are able to get sufficient amount of oxygen. Though there are about 20 pranayamas, a few of the pranayamas which are easy, and can easily be exercised by beginners are as follows Sunhat pranayama, Pranava pranayama, Kapalabhati, Anuloma Viloma pranayama, Bhramari pranayama and Sheetkari pranayama.

Sukha pranayama: This is the most convenient of all the pranayamas. This is also called as deep abdominal breathing. Sukha pranayama is a terrific tension buster and an effective mental tonic. It’s a fantastic pranayama for relieving anxiety, fear, worry, anxiety and depression.

Technique: Sit down comfortably in a cross-legged position, with your back straight, and chin parallel to the ground. Gently close your eyes now. All you need to do here is to concentrate on your breath and the motion your abdomen, breathe-in to the count of 5 and breathe-out to the count of 5. Keep your one turn over your abdominal areas so that you can feel the expansion and tightening as you inhale and breathe out. As you breathe-in, your abdomen slowly broadens and as you breathe out your abdomen contracts. Do this pranayama for about 3 to 5 minutes, after don’t a few rounds of this pranayama, you’ll feel rather serene and elated.

Anuloma Viloma pranayama: This is also called as the alternate Norstril Breathing. Anuloma Viloma is valuable in the therapy of different diseases consisting of heart issues, high blood pressure, and blockages in the arteries, insomnia, panic ailments, and depression.

Technique: Sit in a cross-legged posture with your back straight and chin parallel to the ground, carefully close your eyes now. Make an Apana mudra with your right hand (sign up with the tip of the middle finger, ring finger, and the thumb together, the various other 2 fingers ought to be sharp outwards). Now close your right nostril with the help of your thumb, and exhale out all your breath from the left nostril, your abdominal areas must sink all the way in. This is the beginning position of this pranayama. Inhale from the left nostril to the count of 4, your abdominal areas expands outwards. Following, close your left nostril with the assistance of the ring finger and middle finger, and exhale with the right nostril to the count of 8, your abdomen contracts as you breathe out. Now inhale from the right nostril to the count 4(your abdominal areas broadens), close your right nostril with the thumb, and breathe out through the left nostril to the count of 8(your abdominal areas contracts). This completes your one round of Anuloma Viloma pranayama. Do at least 15 to 20 rounds of Anuloma Viloma pranayama.