‘Prana‘ and ‘Ayama‘ are the Sanskrit words. ‘Prana‘ means ‘Breath‘ and ‘Ayama‘ means ‘Control‘ so it is called as Pranayama.In Pranayama we learn to control our breath by regularly practicing. Pranayama plays very important role in our life to keep healthy.
Pranayama is the perfect breathing exercise which increases the positive energy level in the body and removes toxins. Pranayama (breathing exercises) supplies more oxygen to the body. Pranayama is the key to a healthy body. Those practicing regularly, feel very energetic throughout the day.
Everyone can enjoy the Benefits of Pranayama. Those are above the age of 10 can practice. Old people or weak people should not practice pranayama too much.
Nowadays doctors also recommending Pranayama and Yogasana for a healthy body. Those suffering from cancer, depression, anxiety and so many found excellent result after practicing pranayama regularly. Lets see Benefits of Pranayama and types of pranayama as follows.
Doctor’s reports say that nowadays heart problem is mostly seen in young generation from the age of 20 to 35 years. The reason can be different but it is serious. Mainly stress, tension and depression are the main reasons for heart problem. Regularly practicing seven pranayama (Breathing exercise) is the best way to cure and prevent heart problems. So let’s start practicing.
Benefits of Pranayama
- It improves blood circulation.
- Keep away the heart related problems.
- Provide relaxation to body and mind.
- Improves your concentration.
- It relieves Stress, Depression and Hypertension.
- Cure asthma, headache, migraine, neurological problems, depression, gastric problems.
- Improves blood circulation.
- Releases anxiety.
- Improves the function of reproductive organs.
- Release stress and depression.
- Build up self confidence.
In yogi point of view below are the important pranayama which keeps people healthy and energetic. Morning is the best time to perform this pranayama which take 40 to 45 minutes. Pranayama should be done under expert guidance.
Types of Pranayama
- Bhastrika Pranayama
- Kapalbhati Pranayama
- Bahya pranayama
- Anulom Vilom Pranayama and Nadi Shodhan
- Bharmari Pranayama
- Udggeth Pranayama
- Pranav Pranayama
Benefits of Pranayama during pregnancy
Pranayama is complete breathing exercise which relieves stress, depression and hypertension. This is very important for safe delivery. Pregnant women should not practice few pranayama especially where you need to hold your breath for a long time or exhale forcefully.
Tips for Pranayama:
Empty Stomach : Pranayama should be done on an empty stomach always for better results. A person should have a gap of 5 hours between the meal. In the morning or evening you can do the pranayama. When you wake up in the morning drink 2 glasses of warm water and go for a walk to improve digestion.
Positive Thinking: Pranayama develops positive thinking. It gives confidence and boost energy level. Because positive thinking develops the positive energy and it helps to cure disease.
Place to Pranayama or Yogasana: The place for yoga should be clean and with full of fresh air.
Do not eat before Pranayama or Yogasana: There should be 5 hour gap between the meals and yoga time.
Women’s should not practice yoga in menstruation days. The mind should be relaxed and free from worry and tensions.
Practice Regularly: Keep in mind if you want to enjoy benefits of pranayama then you should practice it regularly. Only regular practice can give you better results.