5 BEST PRANAYAMAS TO PERFORM DAILY


5 BEST PRANAYAMAS TO PERFORM DAILY

There are immense benefits of pranayama. There are various kinds of
pranayamas.

Some are those that can be performed daily and then there are those that are performed occasionally.

But before reading about the pranayamas that we can perform daily, first, let’s understand what we mean by pranayama.

Pranayama is a word taken from the Sanskrit language. It is made up of two words: “prana” which means the breath, the essence of life and “ayama” which means control. Thus when joined together, pranayama means the control over breath.

Different intellectuals give different meanings to this word. Pranayama is a type of meditation in which one wins over his breath.

WHY PRANAYAMAS SHOULD BE PERFORMED DAILY?

Bhagwat Gita, the holy book of India suggests performing Pranayamas daily.

Pranayamas not only keeps our body healthy but also our mind stress-free. Our body is the home of our soul. And it becomes our duty to keep our body healthy.

Did you ever hear about a Rishi who lives in Himalaya and is still alive from the past 200 years? Even if you would have heard it, you might think that it’s a bluff. But it’s not. It is authentic. This is really possible if you can master your breath.

The pranayamas should be embedded in our lifestyle. Just like eating, they should be an intimate part of our life. The five pranayamas that can be performed daily are:-

1. ANULOM VILOM PRANAYAMA

Anulom Vilom also known as the “ALTERNATIVE NOSTRIL EXERCISE” in
English is a type of pranayama that is performed daily.

As the name itself suggests, during this pranayama we breather from alternative nostrils.

The pranayama helps in enhancing our body movements by keeping our brain in its right state.

The pranayama not only cleanses our nose but also our veins and sinus.

All the dirty particles are removed and both the right and left side of our brain functions properly.

HOW TO PERFORM IT-

Sit in the Padma asana and close your eyes. Now by using your left thumb, close your right nostril and fill your lungs with air by inhaling slowly. Remove your thumb and close your left nostril by using your ring finger and exhale slowly. Perform this at least 10 times in a day.

2. BHRAMARI PRANAYAMA

The Bhramari pranayama is also called the BEE BREATH PRANAYAMA.
The name is given because, in this exercise, we buzz like a bee. All the dirt particles that stick to our veins shed off when vibrations are produced. People suffering from thyroid are highly recommended to perform this pranayama as it keeps the throat healthy. It also calms the mind.

HOW TO PERFORM IT-

Close your eyes and try to keep your mind relaxed. Now place your thumb on the cartilage that is between your face and your ear.

Your ring finger and the middle finger are to be placed on the eyes. Inhale a long breath, keep it steady inside for like 3 seconds and then exhale it doing a humming/buzzing sound. Repeat this exercise 5-6 times.

3. UDGEETH PRANAYAMA

Udgeeth pranayama is one of the best and easy pranayamas that can be performed daily. It relaxed both the mind as well as the body. It keeps you stress-free. Even a single session of the udgeeth pranayama boosts the energy levels in your body and also keeps your mind calm.

HOW TO PERFORM IT-

Sit properly with your back straight. Calm your nerves. Look at yourself with love and gentleness. Inhale slowly to fill your lungs for 3 seconds. Now while chanting “OM, EXHALE THE AIR SLOWLY”. You will certainly feel the presence of positive vibrations throughout your body and mind.

4. KAPALBHATI PRANAYAMA

The Kapalbhati pranayama is also called as the “SKULL SHINE PRANAYAMA.” If you have a weak immune system, then it is your most preferred exercise. It increases the blood the circulation in the body, thereby increasing the stamina and boosting the energy levels. The proper circulation in your head keeps your mind calm and healthy.

It is the secret to a natural glow on your face.

HOW TO PERFORM IT-

Sit in the Padma asana and focus on your breathing. Now take a long breath, as long as you can. Use your stomach muscles to push the air out and exhale with a burst. You can perform this exercise with a count of 25 or you can perform it by setting the time like 2 minutes.

5. KUMBHAKA PRANAYAMA

The kumbhaka pranayama is also called “THE BREATH RETENTION PRANAYAMA” in English. This pranayama helps you stay focused. It
increases your meditation power. If you are focused, you can achieve anything. It is a deviating mind that does not reach anywhere. It boosts your energy levels too and increases your lung capacity.

HOW TO PERFORM IT-

Sit in the Padma asana. Keep your back straight and relaxed. In the beginning, inhale and exhale normally. Then after 1 to 2 minutes, take a long breath and hold it inside. Keep holding it inside as long as you can. Then exhale the air slowly and not all at once. Perform this 5-6 times.

These are the basic pranayama that can be performed daily. These pranayama helps you to keep your mind relaxed. A relaxed mind can win you even the most complex deal of life.


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