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5 Reasons Pranayama Makes You Physically Powerful

The Power of Prana

By The Breatharian BloggerPublished 2 years ago 4 min read
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5 Reasons Pranayama Makes You Physically Powerful
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Pranayama is a yogic technique that involves the regulation of breath.

The word is derived from the Sanskrit words prana, meaning life force or breath, and ayama, meaning control or regulation.

Pranayama is said to be the foundation of all yoga practices, as it is through the breath that we connect with our prana, or life force.

By controlling the breath, we can control the flow of prana in the body and mind, and thus create a state of balance and harmony.

There are many different types of pranayama techniques, each with its own specific benefits.

Some of the most popular techniques include ujjayi (victorious breath), nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), and bhramari (bee breath).

Basic Breathing Exercises that you can Practice Daily

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1. Ujjayi or Victorious Breath

To practice ujjayi breath, Sit back and relax, making sure your spine is straight and your eyes are closed.

Place your hands on your lower abdomen, just below your navel.

Breathe in through your nose, filling your stomach with air.

As you exhale through your nose, constrict the muscles in your throat to create a soft hissing sound.

Think of the way that Darth Vader breathes in the Star Wars series.

Continue breathing in this way, focusing on the sound of your breath.

2. Nadi Shodhana / Alternate Nostril Breathing

Sit up straight in a comfortable position. Rest your right hand on your right knee cap with your palm facing up.

Use your thumb and index finger to close your right nostril. Inhale deeply through your left nostril.

Just close your left nostril with your ring finger and little finger and exhale out of your right nostril.

Inhale through your right nostril. Close your right nostril with your thumb and exhale out of your left nostril. Repeat this cycle for 10-15 minutes.

3. Bhramari / Bee Breath

Sit with your back straight and your shoulders relaxed.

Place your hands on your knees with your palms facing up. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths in and out through your nose.

Once you are relaxed, place your thumbs at the base of your ear lobes. Use your index fingers to close your ear openings.

Breathe in and out slowly and evenly through your nose while making a humming sound.

Focus on the sound of your breath and the sensation of the air moving through your nostrils. Continue for 5-10 minutes.

To end, take a few deep breaths in and out through your nose and release your fingers from your ear lobes.

Below of some powerful and positive improvements of Pranayama:

1. Pranayama improves your cardiovascular health

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Pranayama improves your cardiovascular health by increasing your heart rate and blood flow.

Pranayama also helps to improve your respiratory system function, making it more efficient in delivering oxygen to your blood.

Pranayama helps to lower your blood pressure by relaxing your blood vessels and muscles.

Pranayama also aids in the detoxification of your blood by helping to remove impurities and toxins.

Lastly, pranayama can help to improve your mental health and well-being by reducing stress and anxiety levels.

2. Pranayama improves your respiratory function

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Pranayama can help improve your breathing and overall lung function.

It can also help tone the muscles in your respiratory system.

Pranayama can help clear your nasal passages and improve airflow through your nose.

Pranayama works by increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood and improving the efficiency of the respiratory system.

It can also help improve your overall health and welfare.

3. Pranayama improves your digestive function

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Pranayama can help improve your digestive function by stimulating the stomach muscles.

It increases production of digestive enzymes, and stomach acid.

Pranayama can help improve your digestion by increasing the motility of your digestive system, and by improving blood circulation to your digestive organs.

Pranayama also strengthens and tones the abdominal muscles. Pranayama helps to relieve constipation by aiding in the movement of stool through the intestines.

Often we eliminate a lot less than we consume. A good mindset to begin is “better OUT than IN”.

Pranayama helps to relieve gas and bloating by promoting the release of trapped gas.

It’s designed to detoxify the body by promoting the elimination of toxins through the digestive system.

Pranayama helps to improve the absorption of nutrients by the intestines.

Pranayama can also help improve your digestion by improving blood circulation to your digestive organs.

Finally, Pranayama can help improve the function of the sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric nervous systems.

4. Pranayama improves your nervous system function

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Pranayama is a great way to control and regulate your breath, which in turn can help calm your nervous system.

Pranayama can also help to decrease sympathetic nervous system activity, which can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Pranayama can help you chill by affecting the nervous system in a good way.

It also helps improve blood oxygen levels, which further benefits the body.

Pranayama helps improve circulation, which helps to nourish the nervous system.

It promotes the release of toxins from the vessel, and improves flexibility of mind and body. All of which helps improve nervous system function.

Pranayama can help improve strength and endurance, which is a straight power up to your stamina.

Moreover, it promotes a state of mental and physical well-being, which can again help improve nervous system function.

5. Pranayama improves your overall energy levels

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Pranayama is an ancient practice that involves regulating the breath.

When you control your breath, you are also controlling the flow of energy within the body.

This results in improved overall energy levels.

Additionally, pranayama helps to clear the mind and reduces stress levels. This allows the body to focus its energy on healing and promoting vitality.

Regular practice of pranayama can help to bring energy levels into balance, leading to increased energy overall.

Pranayama is an excellent way to start the day, as it can help to increase energy for the remainder of the day.

Pranayama can also be useful before or after physical activity, as it can help to increase energy and stamina.

Thanks for reading! I trust you were able to learn a little more about the powerful practice of Pranayama.

Gaining control of your life force will leave you feeling unlimited.

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The Breatharian Blogger

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