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Anulom Vilom 

   Introduction Of Anulom Vilom


Anulom Vilom Pranayama is also known as Anuloma Pranayama . It is also a type of Breathing technique like Kapalbhati Pranayama . It is comes from the practice of hatha yoga . Anulom Vilom has a unique meaning which is Anu with combination of loma means hair implying "with the grain " or " natural " . 

Anuloma Viloma is similar to the practice of Nadi Shodhana which further means alternate nostril breathing and it is done with some circles anuloma viloma . 

In earlier article we discuss about Kapalbhati and the whole meaning of Kapalbhati if you want to know then click on the link Kaplabhti And Its Benifits


There are two types of Anulom Vilom :-

Anulom Vilom Type 1:-In first type of Anulom Vilom there is need to do alternate nostril breathing . Person who want to do anulom vilom type 1 need to just take breathe from left nostril and then releases from the right nostril  . After that take breathe from the right nostril and then releases from the left nostril . And this process of taking breathe from one nostril and releases from another is going on . This is all about Anulom Vilom Type 1 .

Anulom Vilom Type 2 :-In this type of anulomVilom There is similar process like anulom vilom type 1. But the only difference is the ratio of time taken of inspiration , cessation , and expiration of breathe should be 1:4:2 . This type of Anulom Vilom is much effective than the Anulom Vilom Type 1 . And it cleans the nadis in less time as well as provide benifits in less time .

There is Science behind the Anulom Vilom Full Process :-

In the science of yoga , the left nose is known as Ida Neti , the right nose is known as Pingala Nadi . And the middle part is known as Sushumna Nadi .

From the left side of the spinal cord the Ida neti starts , the Pingala Nadi starts from the right side of the spinal cord and the Sushumna Nadi starts from the middle of the Spinal Cord .

All the three Nadi's starts from the Muladhara Chakra and meet up the Agya Chakra can be purified by practicing Anuloma Viloma Pranayama .

Procedure / Steps To do Anulom Vilom Pranayama :-

  • First of all , you need to sit in a comfortable cross legged position in a healthy environment .
  • Close the right nostril with your right thumb .
  • Now inhale deeply through the left nostril .
  • Now close the left nostril with the ring finger of your right hand as you release the right nostril .
  • Exhale slowly through your right nostril .
  • Keeping the left nostril closed , inhale deeply through your right nostril .
  • Seal the right nostril again with your thumb , then release the left nostril .
  • Exhale out of the left nostril . You should now be in the original position , with the thumb sealing the right nostril .
  • Finally repeat the process ten to eleven times gradually increasing the number of repetitions .
  • Once you gain full breathe control during Nadi Shodhana , begin to hold your breathe for a moment at the top and bottom of each inhale/exhale cycle . Never strain ; let this next stage develop gradually .

Benifits Of Anulom Vilom  Pranayama :-

  • Anulom Vilom is a breathing technique that opens our mind by providing proper amount of oxygen . As we all know that oxygen is the protein diet for our brain .

  • Anulom Vilom helps to reduce weight . 

  • Anulom Vilom helps to come out from the stress of daily life , depression that comes through our work or any other daily life problems .

  • Anulom Vilom enhance the internal beauty of human body which is very important than the outer beauty . Anulom Vilom Makes the human body strong .

  • Anulom Vilom also with the enhance of inner beauty enhances the outer beauty which makes our skin , body glowing .

  • Anulom Vilom helps to make digestive system strong . While a human does anulom vilom fresh air helps to reduce stomach infections , or any other stomach related problems . This will make you happy and digestive system strong .

  • Anulom Vilom helps to cure athritis problems . It helps to open the blocked parts of human body . The daily practice of anulom vilom helps to treat problem of athritis .

  • Anulom Vilom helps to circulate blood with more effeciency in human body . Because anulom vilom provides a proper amount of oxygen to human body . 
  • Anulom Vilom helps to reduce negativity from the human mind and fills the human mind with positivity . This fills the human brain with confidence . And whole day the face of our body looks glowing .
  • Anulom Vilom  is a god gift to fight with health prolems , mental problems , physical problems is a person do Anulom Vilom Daily .

Precautions that should be need to remember while doing Anulom Vilom :-

  • If you are weak or suffering with anaemia then their is need to to do this pranayama in very slow manner . Only for 2-3 minutes .
  • People who have recently undergone with stomach ,brain surgery need to avoid this pranayama .
  • Pregnant women do this pranayama in the guidance of a physical practitionor or after discussing with her doctor .
  •  Avoid retension of breathe if you have high blood pressure . 
  • Those people suffering with heart  ailments should not attempt retention of breathe .
Also Read :- Kapalbhati For Beginners

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