Meaning of Pranayam

  • Pranayama forms an important component of hath yoga. All created things are made of prana or the vital force. The process by which expansion of this prana or vital force is managed is called pranayama. Pranayama is a part of yoga. It consists......More

Sukha Pranayama (kapal bhati)

  • Sit comfortably In any meditation pose with head, neck and spine erect. Keep palms on the knee and assume a gyana mudra. Let the eyes be closed. Then perform natural breathing and feel the breath on the tip of the nose. Slowly feel the flow of......More

Nadishodhara (Aanulom Vilom Pranayama)

  • Sit in padmasana, sidhasana or sukhasana and place the hands on the knees. Straighten the spine. Keeping the left hand on the knee, raise the right hand. The thumb should be near the right nostril and the third and middle finger should be placed......More

Sitali Pranayama

  • Sit in a comfortable position, keeping both the palms on the knees in gyana mudra. Close the eyes and draw the tongue. Roll it up from the sides to form a channel like the birds' beak. Slowly and deeply suck the air through it and fill the lungs......More

Sitkari Pranayama

  • Sit erect in a comfortable position. Keep your hands in anjali or gyana mudra for sometime. Open the mouth slightly, keeping the lips open but teeth together. Press the tip of the tongue lightly against the lower front teeth and suck the air......More


  • Sitting comfortably in any meditative pose, inhale slowly and deeply through both the nostrils. Then gently plug your ears with the index fingers, close the eyes, and exhale through both the nostrils producing a long and continuous......More

Bhastrika Pranayama

  • In this technique the lungs are used like a blacksmith's bellows. Sit in any comfortable meditative asana. Hold the head and spine erect. Close the eyes and relax. Breathe rapidly 20 times through both nostrils. Then inhale deeply, retain the......More

Ujjayi Pranayama

  • Sit erect in any comfortable meditative position. Inhale slowly and deeply through both the nostrils with a low uniform frictional sound through the glottis and expand the chest. Hold the breath after inhalation. With the same continuation of......More

Surya Bhedi Pranayama

  • Sit in any comfortable meditative asana. Keep the spine and head erect and place the hands on the knees. Keeping the left hand on the knee, raise the right hand placing the thumb on the right nostril and middle and third finger on the......More

Moorcha Pranayama

  • This exercise requires a steady and firm asana, best options being the padmasana and sidhasana. Inhale through both nostrils while bending the head backwards. Sambhavi mudra The inhalation should be slow and deep. Retain the breath inside......More

Plavini Pranayama

  • Plavini is to float or swim on water easily. By special techniques of inhalation and also by holding capacity of air in the stomach one could effortlessly float on the water. It is not for a common man. It should be learnt cautiously......More

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