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Eight Kriyas – Breathing exercise

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Foto Esteban Verellén

Foto Esteban Verellén

Kriyas are supreme techniques to be practiced rigorously.

The mind and the breath are closely connected, every psychological state has a corresponding breathing pattern. When troubled or confused do yoga asanas. Clarity will come. Or sit quietly in an asana and just breathe with awareness.

Let prana merge in mind

And together the two be stilled

Then no more shall birth and death be

Therefore learn to direct breath” ( Tirumantiram)

Exercise: sit straight and relaxed. When inhaling through the nostrils the breath goes to the chest, when using the mouth the breath goes to the stomach.

  1. Inhale slowly and deeply thru both nostrils, exhale thru both nostrils. Repeat five times.
  2. Inhale thru both nostrils and enhale thru mouth with slightly pursed lips. Repeat five times.
  3. Inhale deeply thru mouth with slightly pursed lips and enhale thru nostrils. Repeat five times.
  4. Close off right nostril with thumb of right hand, inhale thru left nostril. Closing left nostril with ring finger inhale thru right nostril. Repeat five times.
  5. Close off left nostril with ring finger, inhale thru right nostril, close right nostril with thumb and exhale slowly to left nostril. Repeat five times.
  6. Exhale slowly thru both nostrils, empty lungs, let breath enter naturally. Repeat five times.
  7. Inhale deeply thru mouth with slightly pursed lips. Exhale thru mouth with a slight whistling sound. Repeat five times.
  8. Inhale deeply into your chest thru both nostrils in five consecutive “sips” of air. Exhale slowly thru the mouth. Repeat five times.

You will automatically be in a meditative state.

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You can see this video other Kriya yoga exercises, clik here o or watch the video below

 

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