Bhastrika Pranayam - How To Do Bhastrika Pranayama

Bhastrika Pranayama 

Introduction To Bhastrika Pranayama 

Bhastrika Pranayama is one of the several pranayamas . Bhastrika Pranayama is a breathing technique as like as anulom vilom and kapalbhati , but the way of doing Bhastrika pranayama is different from the way of doing kapalbhati pranayama and anulom vilom . Bhastrika Pranayama is considered as one of the most important and benificial yogic exercise for our health . 

Now we will discuss the meaning of Bhastrika Pranayama . The name bhastrika is derived from the word " Bellows "  because our abdomen pumps the breathe as like as the bellows used by the blacksmith . Bhastrika Pranayama is also mentioned in the yogic text that is hatha yoga also in many other famous yogic texts . Bhastrika Pranayama describes the active filling and emptying of the abdomen and lungs during the practise . 

The best time to do bhastrika pranayama is the morning time because in the morning time there is fresh oxygen which we inhale through bhastrika pranayama and gives a lots of benifits to our body , mind . We will discuss about those benifits below .
Before that we will discuss about that how anyone can do bhastrika pranayama daily in a proper and right way . Also we will discuss about precautions that is must to remember while doing Bhastrika Pranayama .

If you want to read about kapalbhati pranayama then click on the link :- Steps to do Kapalbhati Pranayama .

If you want to read about anulom vilom pranayama then click on the link :- Steps to do Anulom Vilom Pranayama 

Now we will about the steps that is must to do Bhastrika Pranayama :-  

To do Bhastrika Pranayama first of all it is my opinion choose a healthy environment where greenery is all around . It is not compulsory you can do bhastrika pranayama in a room also but if you choose a healthy and fresh environment then it will increase the benifits of bhastrika pranayama and also you will enjoy it . 

Now sit in vajrasana or sukhasana means cross legged position .

Bhastrika Pranayama is more benificial in vajrasana so that your spine is erect and the diaphragmatic movement is better .

Then makes a fist and fold your arms , placing them near your shoulders . 

Now inhale deeply , raise your hands straight up and open your fists .

Exhale slightly forcefully then bring your arms down next to your shoulders and close your fists .

Now continue this process for 20 - 25 times . 

Then you can relax with palms placing on your thighs .

Now you take few normal breaths . 

Continue this pranayama for two or more rounds .

Now we will discuss about the benifits that we got from doing Bhastrika Pranayama daily :-

Bhastrika Pranayama removes or burns toxins ( harmful substances )from our body . 

Bhastrika Pranayama helps to cleanses and rejuvenates the lungs and also helps to increase the lungs capacity .

Bhastrika Pranayama tones the muscle of the heart , bronchial tree , diaphragm , abdomen . 

Bhastrika Pranayama helps give strength to the heart and lungs .

Bhastrika Pranayama fills the blood with oxygen which increases the capacity of our body to fight with diseases .

Bhastrika Pranayama helps in proper removal of carbon dioxide from the blood and tissues with oxygen . 

Bhastrika Pranayama improves or strengths the digestive system of human being .

Bhastrika Pranayama cleanses and makes our liver , pancreas and spleen healthy .

Bhastrika Pranayama Strengths and make healthy our nervous system .

Bhastrika Pranayama strengths and make human body healthy mentally and physically . 

Now we discuss about the precautions that is must to remember while doing Bhastrika Pranayama :- 

Bhastrika Pranayama can do only with an empty stomach or if you can do bhastrika pranayama in evening then do it at least after 4 hours of taking food means your stomach must be empty .

Women during their pregnancy should avoid this pranayama . Women in their menstruation cycle would have to need special care while doing Bhastrika Pranayama .

The duration between the inhalation and exhalation is according to your comfortableness . 

People who have recently gone from any abdominal , heart , stomach surgery would have to need to avoid this pranayama .

People with problem of asthma or chronic bronchitis need special care while doing Bhastrika Pranayama . They should do this pranayama only under the guidance of experienced yoga teacher .

People related with problem of blood pressure need to do special care while doing this pranayama .

If you feel any kind of uncomfortableness then contact with your doctor and physicist . 


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