Breathing before Pranayama


BREATHING BEFORE PRANAYAMA


Function of Pranayama :
Pranayama and its facts :

Some easy techniques of the practice of breathing-

        The practice of breathing activity is necessary before the practice of pranayama because it provides help in the practice of pranayama. This breathing activity is an easy exercise but the practice of this exercise is very useful to make the breathing activity rhythmic. It makes all the body healthy and blood circulation normal. The practice of this activity mixes pure air in the blood, which purifies the blood and brings out the polluted air from the body, which is useful in making the body healthy.

        The practice of this pranayama deepens the breath, which provides helps in deep breathing activity (inhaling and exhaling) during the practice of pranayama. Sufficient air does not reach in the lungs in the practice of half-breathing activity (inhaling and exhaling) by which many cells of air start to become close. If sufficient air does not reach in all the cells of the lungs, working capacity of the lungs starts to destroy.

        The fresh air reaches into the lungs in enough quantity by the breathing activity and because of this reason diseases of the heart and lungs do not occur. The person, who practices this exercise, does not become the victim of grey hair. In addition to, they do not suffer from pneumonia, pleurisy, indigestion and other diseases by the practice of this exercise. The practice of this pranayama makes the lungs and chest strong. All the diseases of the stomach, liver and kidneys are cured by the practice of this pranayama. This pranayama fills the freshness and consciousness in the every vein. Thus, a person gets mental health and he does any work with great interest.

        Doing no practice of pranayama by considering this breathing activity as a simple activity is only ignorance. You can control over the breathing activity by this exercise. By it, the activity of kumbhak, purak and rechak, which is done with the pranayama, can be done for long time.

        Fourteen types of techniques have been described for the practice of this simple exercise of breathing activity. Some such methods are being given below as

First technique-

        Choose clean and airy place. You can do the practice of this pranayama in the surrounding of green trees. First, stand straight for the practice and keep a distance of 20-25 inches between both the legs. Now keep the weight of whole body on both the legs equally. Keep the chest and neck straight and bend the chin downwards. Keep the hands downwardly and close with both the thighs. Now take breath slowly and stop according to your capacity. Thereafter, open your mouth and exhale. Do the practice of this activity 7-10 times. After this activity, do the practice of second activity after 2-3 minutes.

Second technique-

        Stand straight for the practice of this activity. Keep a distance of 20-25 inches between both the legs. Keep the body like previous position. Bend your chin a little and keep both the hands in the sides. Now take breath slowly and pat on every rib one by one. When the breath may fill in the body completely, massage to the whole chest by the palm slowly. Continue massage until you inhale again. Stop your breath according to your capacity and then exhale slowly. This pranayama opens all the cells of the lungs and increases the working capacity of the lungs and they become strong too. Diseases of the lungs do not occur by the practice of this pranayama. The person, who suffers from catarrh and cough all the time, should do the practice of this pranayama because it is very beneficial.

        Walk for two minutes after the practice of this exercise thereafter do the practice of third technique.

Third technique-

        Stand in attention position for the practice like before and keep a distance of 20-25 inches between both the legs. Keep the weight of the whole body on both the legs equally. Keep your neck straight and chest forward. Put both the palms in the sides in this way so that hand’s thumbs may remain at the backside and fingers towards the chest.

        Take deep breath after coming in this position of asana. After taking the breath completely, stop your breath according to your capacity. After that, press both the armpits by both the hands while exhaling. Exhale with the jerks many times while exhaling.

Fourth technique-

        Stand like third technique in this technique and put both the hands in the armpits (on that place where ribs and stomach join). Keep the hand near the armpit in this way that fingers may remain in the left side near the stomach and near the liver in the right side.

        Take deep breath after coming in this position of asana. Now stop your breath according to your capacity thereafter exhale slowly while pressing the armpits by the fingers repeatedly. Bring the internal air from the body while exhaling. Thus, do the practice of this activity five times.  

        After the practice of third and fourth technique, take deep breath after walking or sitting for one minute. After that, make the mouth shape like whistle and bring the internal air out from the mouth with speed. Exhale by stopping the air outside. This activity ends physical tiredness and laziness. It is also useful in increasing the consciousness.

Fifth technique-

        First, stand straight and keep a distance of 20-22 inches between both the legs. Keep both the hands straight on the front side. Take deep breath after coming in this position. Stop your breath according to your capacity after taking complete breath. While stopping the breath, give pressure on the hands’ muscles, and clench fists and join with the shoulders and then make them straight. Thus, do the practice of this activity many times by stopping the breath. While bringing the hands towards the shoulders, give as much pressure on the hands that there us shivering in the hands. After that, bring the hands on the front side while giving same pressure on the hands like before. The practice of this activity should be done by sopping the breath. Thereafter, exhale from the mouth. After that, do the practice of sixth technique.

Sixth technique-

        First, stand in attention position for the practice and keep the chest tight and the neck straight. Bend the chin and concentrate on the front part of the nose. Keep the knees tight while brining happiness on the lips and eyebrows. Give equal weight on both the feet and keep both the hands in the sides.

        After coming in this position, take breath slowly by balancing the body on both the feet and stretch the body up by giving weight on both the tiptoes. After that, stop your breath for sometime and keep on standing on the tiptoes. Now bring the tiptoes in normal position slowly while exhaling. Thus, do the practice of this activity 10 times. Take rest for two minutes or take breath normally after this activity.

        The breathing activity is done about 5-10 times in this activity. The practice of this activity makes the hips and lungs strong along with all the upper body organs.

Seventh technique-

        Stand straight in attention position for the practice of this activity and keep the back and chest tight. Keep both the hands in the sides normally and take deep breath slowly. Make both the hands tight while breathing and raise hands up while making the muscles and veins hard. Bring both the hands near the head and make the position like prayer. In addition to, keep weight of whole body on the tiptoes while raising your heels upwards.

        Now stop your breath according to your capacity and keep on standing on the tiptoes. Keep both the hands in joined position upwards. After that, bring the heels in normal position slowly while exhaling slowly and bring the hand downward too. Thus, do the practice of this activity 5-7 times. After this activity, walk for two minutes and do the practice of next activity.

        The practice of this activity brings out the dirt stopped in the veins with the urine, sweat and breath by blowing with the blood. It makes the nervous system strong and increases its functioning. It circulates energy and enthusiasm in the body. It is helpful in the practice of pranayama.

Eighth technique-

        Stand straight in attention position like seventh technique for this activity. Keep the chest tight and both the hands towards the chest. Keep attention that there should be distance between the hands equal to the chest.

        Now take deep breath and bring both the hands towards the back. After that, stop your breath according to your capacity and keep both the hands tight at the backside. Now make the mouth shape like whistle and throw the internal air from the mouth with speed. Exhale activity should be done haltingly.

        Do the practice of this activity 5-7 times. You can move your hands forwards and backwards many times while taking breath in this activity. It makes the chest wide and lungs strong. It also makes angina pectoris as the vena cava and aorta, which go towards heart strong and clean.

Ninth technique-

        Do the practice of ninth technique after eighth technique. Stand in attention position for the practice and keep both the hands tight on the front in the line of shoulders. Now take deep breath and stop for sometime. Clench fists of both the hands and move in a circular way up to down while stooping the breath. After that, exhale from the mouth. Now take breath and round the hands down to up while stopping the breath.

        In this activity, the activity of moving the hands should be done after stopping the breath and return in normal position after exhaling. Thus, do the practice of this activity for five to seven times.

Tenth technique-    

        Stand in attention position like ninth position in this activity. Keep the chest tight and both the hands on the front side. Thereafter, take deep breath. Now stop your breath and clench the fists of both the hands and round the hands up to down like a wheel. In addition to, raise your heels up too. After that, bring your heels in normal position slowly while exhaling. Now take breath and stop it. Then, bring your hands down to up as well as raise your heels up and give the weight of the whole body on the tiptoes. Thus, do this activity 5-7 times.

Eleventh technique-

        Sit in Sukha Asana for the practice of this activity. Keep your chest and back tight. Take deep breath through the nose by checking it after coming in this position. Try to fill the air into the body completely by this process. In addition to, fluff the stomach a little outwards. Stop your breath according to your capacity and exhale from the nose slowly.

        Do the practice of this activity 5-7 times. Take deep breath after finishing this activity and make the mouth shape like whistle. Thereafter, throw the internal air from the mouth. Keep attention that air should be left from the mouth stop by stop. Eleven types of diseases related to breathing are cured by the practice of this activity.

Twelfth technique-

        Spread a mat or bad sheet on the floor and lie down on the stomach. Keep your head, back and both the legs straight. Keep the heels close to each other and tiptoes separate. Bend both the hands from the elbows and put in the armpits. 

        After coming in this position of asana, try to bring the head and chest backside according to the capacity while taking breath slowly. Keep attention that the weight should not come on the hands. Now stop your breath inside the body according to your capacity and stay in this position for sometime. Thereafter, return in normal position while exhaling the breath slowly.  

        Do the practice of this activity for three to seven times. Practice of this activity develops the stomach muscles and makes the spinal cord flexible. By this activity, the blood circulation fast in the nerves, which comes out from the spinal cord by which all the body parts become active. A person gets rid of nightfall and semen related diseases by the practice of this activity.

Thirteenth technique-

        Spread a mat or bed sheet on the floor for the practice of this activity and lie down on the stomach. Keep the soles of the feet upward and both the hands in the sides and palms face on the floor. Keep your head behind lightly and put the chin on the floor. In this activity, the mouth and nose are also kept on the floor.

        Now put the chest and hands on the floor while taking breath slowly and raise the legs with the chest up. Now stay in this position according to the capacity by stopping the breath. Thereafter, return in normal position while exhaling slowly.

        This breathing activity is just opposite from the twelfth activity. The chest and head are raised up in this activity by stopping the breath. It also can be done about 3 to 7 times. This process makes the abdomen muscles strong and cures all the diseases of the stomach. It ends the flabbiness of the liver and ends the disorders of the waist.

Fourteenth technique-

        Spread a mat or bed sheet on the floor for the practice of this activity and lie down on the back. Close both the eyes and keep both the legs joined together and hands in both the sides too. Now leave your body loose and stabilize the mind. After that, take breath slowly and exhale slowly too. Keep attention that any type of pressure or depression should not be given on the nose and lungs while inhaling and exhaling. The time of inhaling and exhaling should be kept equal. First, concentrate your mind on the breathing activity because breathing activity (inhaling and exhaling) may become deep. After getting success in this activity, separate your mind from the breathing activity and concentrate on the internal soul.  

        Do the practice of this activity for 2-3 minutes. This practice ends the tiredness of the whole body and the body feels relief. The mind becomes calm and concentrated by this practice. It is also useful in ending the weakness of the nerves and increasing mental power.  

        Practice of all the activities mentioned above is very easy and its benefits are incredible. Less time is spent in the practice of this activity. All the activities of this practice are completed within 30-40 minutes. Persons, who cannot do the practice of all the activities of breathing due to the lack of time, can also do the practice of some activities by leaving some activities.

       Many types of diseases disappear by doing the practice of some activities among these activities. The practice of these activities before the practice of pranayama provides many benefits in the practice of pranayama. This asana is done in less time but it provides great benefits. Yogis do the practice of this activity too so every person should do the practice of it.