Portland Indian Community - PortlandIndian.com
| | |
 


 

PRANAYAMA - BREATHING CONTROL IN YOGA - VILOMA PRANAYAMA

Health & Lifestyle
Author : Vasu Reddy

Share With Your Friends

Add To My Favorite
Viloma means against a natural order. In this pranayama inhalation or exhalation is not a continuous process but is interrupted by several pauses. It can be done either lying down or in a sitting position.

How to do :

  1. Lie straight and relaxed on a blanket on the floor. Close your eyes and lie quietly for a minute.
  2. Exhale completely until lungs feel empty.
  3. Inhale for 2 or 3 seconds, pause and hold the breath for 2 or 3 seconds. Repeat this process until the lungs are completely full. One complete inhalation may include 4 to 5 pauses. There should be no strain throughout the practice.
  4. Hold the breath for a second or two.
  5. Exhale for 2 or 3 seconds, pause and hold the breath for 2 or 3 seconds and repeat this process until the lungs feel completely empty. One complete exhalation may include 4 to 5 pauses. Gradually release the grip on the abdomen.
  6. Inhale and rest in ''''''''Shava Asana''''''''. This complete one cycle of Viloma. Repeat for 8 to 12 minutes or as long as no strain is left.

Major Benefits :

This practice brings a feeling of ease and lightness to the body. It is suitable for beginners and invalids. Strengthens the respiratory system.

 

Disclaimer: Please use this channel at your own discretion. These articles are contributed by our users. We are not responsible or liable for any problems related to the utilization of information of these articles.

 

View All Contributions

Premium Advertiser
Places of Worship - Portland Balaji Temple (Hindu Educational & Cultural Society Of America )



This is an advertisement
Post an Article
Notify Me of New Articles

Become A Featured Contributor
Add Your Blog | Add Recipe | Add Article

More Article by Vasu Reddy

BROTHERHOOD: Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra
Aging Brain
Health Tips
Beauty Tips
United States of America (US) Citizenship
View All Articles

Featured Contributors


Praveen Nair

Tahmina Watson

Anu Peshawaria
Anu Peshawaria

Dilip Saraf

Shruti Sadolkar

Christine Dunbar
Christine Dunbar

Vasudha Sharma

Vivek Wadhwa

Ananya Kiran
Ananya Kiran

Latest Articles

Antardhwani achieved Another Milestone After Cannes, Antardhwani Selected for Guwahati International FilmFestival by Staff
Vidya Balan bags Youth Icon award at Imperial College in London! by Staff
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directs Kotak Mahindra Bank Nodal Officer to reply on complaints of conspiracy, fraud by Staff
Duroflex Mattresses introduces India only certified Orthopaedic mattress range by Staff
SuperGirl Teaser launched by Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar by Staff
View All Articles