Bhastrika Pranayama yoga to treat obesity


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It is necessary to make a balance between phlegm, bile and wind the three culprits in our body which is the root of all diseases. This yoga helps in balancing them. Bhastrika pranayama is mainly a combination of Kapalbhati and Ujjayi.Bhastrika is a sanskrit word which means 'bellows'. Rapid succession of forcible expulsion is a characteristic feature of Bhastrika.

Procedure of Bhastrika Pranayama



Pranayama starts with sukhasana or padmasana posture, so one should sit in sukhasana posture with back straight and eye closed like meditaion, hand should be straight placed over the respective knees. Now there should be maximum exhalation and then inhalation through nostrils with full force and this should be done till one feel tired. Pattern should be rhythmic that is time for inhalation and exhalation should be more or less equal. During inhalation the lung should expand and and go back to original position during exhalation. Abdominal expansion should be minimum.

Duration of performing Bhastrika Pranayama



The whole process should be done 30-40 times, it should start with 10-15 times and gradually be increased.

Benefits of Bhastrika Pranayama



This yoga is very much useful in Muscular Dystrophy and Oxygen deficiency disorders. It balances wind, bile and phlegm as mentioned above.It supplies pure air thus helps in purification of blood. This yoga is helpful in countering obesity, asthama and lowers blood pressure. It also counters anxiety and depression.

Precautions taken while doing Bhastrika Pranayama



This yoga should be avoided in pregnancy and should be performed slowly by those who are suffering from high blood pressure and migraine. They should not give full effort. At initial stage or beginners should start slowly and increase the force gradually.

Reference: http://yogaandexercise.blogspot.com


Comments

Author: Rajeev Verma16 Jan 2009 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

One of my friends did Bhastrika Pranayama regularly for about six months and she lost 10 kg but in my case it doesn't seem to be working. I think that I am doing it in the right manner.

Regards

Rajeev

Author: Rajeev Verma16 Jan 2009 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

One of my friends did Bhastrika Pranayama regularly for about six months and she lost 10 kg but in my case it doesn't seem to be working. I think that I am doing it in the right manner.

Regards

Rajeev

Author: srb12317 Jan 2009 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

obesity is the problem now in young generations and in adults. Because of fast food this problem cause in children. This article shows a very good solution for the obesity people.



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