Videos of the 7 daily exercises are posted below for quick and easy practice. For full details and explanations of the exercise techniques and their benefits, you can click on their respective titles. Posture Take up a comfortable upright posture that you can maintain for an extended period of time. Sit in a cross-legged position,
Anu – along with Loma – hair (implies natural order, with the grain) Vi – against Loma – hair (implying natural order, against the grain) Also known as Nadi Shodana (purifier of the nadis or energy channels) Contraindications Do not hold your breath if you suffer from high/low blood pressure or if the temperature is warm
Shitali – cooling Pranayama – breath Shitali pranayama cools the system and soothes the eyes and ears. It is beneficial to those with fever, biliousness and even halitosis. Contraindications This pranayama is prohibited for those with low blood pressure. Cold and tingling in the throat is normal. Heart and asthma patients should not hold breath.
Bahya pranayama is a yogic breathing technique that consists of a deep inhalation, full exhalation, and holding this full exhalation while enforcing 3 ‘locks’ in the chin, abdomen and naval/pelvis. It is beneficial for diseases pertaining to organs in the abdominal cavity. Bahya – external, outside Kumbhaka – retain, suspend Pranayama – breath Bandha – lock,