Introduction to breathing practices

Activation and adjustment of the Solar and Lunar channels is very important for the normal functioning of our body. The solar structures are responsible for the generation or absorption of energy, and the lunar ones are responsible for the assimilation of this energy, regeneration and construction. This exercise must begin with the right nostril, as energy is needed to change the quality of a substance. But the number of breaths through the right and left nostrils may differ depending on the purpose of the practice. In addition, the deep concentration of a person on his breath, tracking the filling of the body with air and energy allows you to cut off a continuous stream of thoughts and images and immerse yourself in the silence of the mind. It should begin with 3 respiratory cycles through each nostril, gradually increasing their number.

Kapalabhati is another breathing practice that allows you to control and correct the tone, especially of the respiratory muscles. At the very beginning, we perform the mudra of “Knowledge”. It relieves psycho-emotional stress, activates attention and concentrates a person’s potential abilities. This mudra is able to revive us again. In Kapalabhati we breathe the other way around: the exhalation is active and powerful, and the breath is passive and relaxed. Start this breath slowly, be sure to observe the filling of the chest air and muscle relaxation. You can not make a large number of breaths for beginners and people with problematic cerebral blood flow. The appearance of slight dizziness is a signal to stop the practice. Excess oxygen in the vessels of the brain (hyperoxia) is often more dangerous than mild hypoxia. Jalandhara bandha, throat lock also gradually master. You can not hold your breath to the limit of your capabilities due to the subsequent violation of the smoothness and long expiration. We finish the practice with a “correct” passive exhalation with maximum relaxation of the entire respiratory muscles. It can be repeated 2-3 times.

Vyana Vata carries out a comprehensive circular movement and its center is the heart. Vyana breathing activates the heart and Anahata chakras, chakras of love in all its senses. The secret of this breathing practice is deep immersion in the emotional and energy structure of the body. Give yourself to the universe and take the world into yourself. Accept the world as it is, and give your strength for at least a small improvement. Without this in-depth work, practice can turn into yet another handicraft. We complete the practice with the fulfillment of the mudra of Knowledge in order to consolidate our unity with the world and the world in ourselves. Be healthy.

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