Anulom Vilom Pranayama

Anulom Vilom Pranayama – Breathing Exercise

It is very effective to purify mind and body. Anulom Vilom pranayama is one of the excellent breathing exercises which is also known as Nadi Shodhana. Regular practice offers energy to the body and releases stress and anxiety. It should be practiced in the morning in the fresh air with an empty stomach.

Steps for Anulom Vilom Pranayama

It is very simple asana that everyone can do this at any age.

  1. Sit comfortably on the flat ground. Those who can’t sit can sit on a chair because this is related to the breath.
  2. Now close the right nostril with right thumb and breathe from left nostril. Then close left nostril with middle and ring finger and breathe out from right nostril.
  3. Now breathe in deeply with right nostril and then close the right nostril and breathe out deeply through the left nostril. Do the repetition.
  4. Do this for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Keep in mind that your breathing should be up to the lungs and not in the stomach.

Benefits of Pranayama Anulom Vilom

  1. It improves blood circulation.
  2. It calms your mind.
  3. Keep away the heart-related problems
  4. Provide relaxation for body and mind.
  5. Regular practice of Anulom Vilom breathing exercise cleanses, strengthens and tones your nervous system.
  6. It improves your concentration.
  7. Excellent for glowing skin.
  8. Helps to improve the function of your lungs.
  9. Helps to prevent diabetes and keeps diabetes under control.
  10. Remove blockage of arteries.
  11. Relive stress depression and hypertension.
  12. Cure Asthma, headache, migraine, Neurological problems, Heart blockage, depression, gastric problems.


  1. Practice under expert guidance. Pregnant women should practice Anulom Vilom but over straining should be avoided.
  2. Anulom vilom pranayama should be practiced on an empty stomach.
  3. It should be done in the morning or evening or both. If you don’t have time in the morning or evening, you can do it at your convenience.
  4. Make sure that you practice Anulom vilom pranayama 4-5 hours after having your food.

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  • Sir,
    What I’m gonna ask is really important for me. I’m suffering from Hirayama disease, it affected my left hand, the strength of my left hand’s fingers were weakened. After going through many treatments, including Ayurveda, I could only stop the progression, although the disease itself would stopped by itself after reaching a peak stage even if it wasn’t treated.

    Now the disease is spreading to my Right hand also, I have 3 more months to complete the Engineering course, so I really can’t allow my right hand to be weak, because i’m a right hand writer.
    Many of my friends,relatives and doctors suggested Yoga .
    Breathing exercise is easier,so I prefer it.
    Can Pranayama rejuvenate my nerves? Is it the ideal yoga technique for nerve problems?.

    Can you please tell me the correct way to treat this disease egg through yoga , breathing exercise.

    I’m looking forward for your valuable reply.

    Thanking you,

  • Sir,Can we use left hand to do anulom vilom and if yes, should we use thumb of left hand to close left nostril or right nostril?

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