Pranayama, a powerful breathing exercise, can bring a miracle in our life. It can give us a longer and stronger happy life. We can get a lifespan of 85 years or more if we practice Pranayama daily.
Pranayama, a unique breathing exercise, was originated in India more than 3000 years ago. The term “Pranayama” is a Sanskrit word. “Prana” means life-force or life-energy and “Ayama” means control. This life-force or life-energy is fully present in the air which we breathe. We cannot live a single moment without it.
In our breathing system, oxygen is a vital component. Many times we see a patient with a serious health condition is given oxygen in an artificial way; as he cannot undergo with normal breathing. So this Air or Prana is life, without it, there is no existence.
In our daily life, we unknowingly neglect this Prana. We do not breathe properly as we are entangled with stress and tension. This lack of proper breathing is the main contributing factor to various disease and disorder in our body system. Our heart, lung, kidney, digestive system and nervous system fully dependent on this Prana. Our shallow and improper breathing in regular life gradually cause a poor condition of the heart, lung, kidney and nervous system. As a result, our life becomes in danger and we cannot achieve a long lifespan.
Pranayama is a way of proper breathing practice. An expert teacher or guru can teach the right way of practicing Pranayama.
Types of Pranayama
- Bhastrika Pranayama
- Kapalbhati Pranayama
- Bahya Pranayama
- Anulom Vilom Pranayama
- Bhramari Pranayama
- Udgeeth Pranayama
- Pranav Pranayama
Benefits of Pranayama
we can get many Pranayama benefits –
- Pranayama increases life-span
- It improves blood circulation
- It gives healthy heart.
- It provides better mental health and peace of mind.
- It strengthens the digestive system, kidney, lung, diaphragm, abdomen, intestine, and pancreas.
- It gives full of body vitality.
- It completely cures disease like diabetes (Type-2).
Rules of Practicing Pranayama
- Practice Pranayama daily just after waking up in the morning.
- Always practice Pranayama with an empty stomach.
- A proper pollution free place with full of fresh air is required for practicing Pranayama.
- It requires 20-30 minutes to practice Pranayama.
How to practice Pranayama
Pranayama practice requires patience.
Here is a great video tutorial of Pranayama by the world famous teacher Swami Ramdev Baba. You must follow Pranayama Techniques from this video.