A combination of oxygen and water makes up the chemical term H2O. Both play a significant role in human living and survival. While the amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75% and causes dehydration if the amount crosses considerable level on the other hand oxygen is equally important for the human body. Body cells get deprived of this vital element due to lack of exercise, and improper breathing resulting in the weakening of the immune system and improper metabolism.
Doing exercise does not mean you should always resort to the gym and pump your muscles to build stamina yoga for breathing exercise can equally be good and can be considered as another soft workout exercise alternative. Gym limitations come from the physical gym premises where you are supposed to pump exercise instruments along with other health freaks doing the same. You do not feel relaxed and more connected with your mind, body, and soul in the gym ways as you easily revitalize with yoga that can be practiced on the mat either inside or outside of the building.
Though health freaks on exercise mode can benefit from yoga, it is also crucial for people with lack of exercise and physical activity. Pranayama, the breathing exercises in yoga word is derived from the combination of two significant Sanskrit origins namely Prana, with implication as ‘life force’ and ayama, meaning ‘extending out’ or “extension of the prāṇa (breath or life force)” or “breath control.” Common fitness benefits of yoga are sometimes compared to elixir as it boosts our natural feel-good chemicals and suppress endorphin, oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine and suppress bad feeling chemicals like cortisol.
The Prominent form of yoga, “pranayama breathing exercise” boosts suppressed the immune system and regulates elevated stress hormone cortisol level in the body. You can tackle your stress-related health problems with specific controlled yoga breathing techniques in the form of Pranayama, a significant component of various yoga forms. Yoga massively helps improve the quality of sleep because deep breathing effects in the form of controlled nasal inhale and exhale. This effects and stimulates the parasynthetic nervous system offering relaxed, calm state that helps us go to sleep more effectively and deeply also lowering blood pressure while declining stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
How to do pranayama breathing?
- Sit upright on the floor with mat in a comfortable seating position with your spine tall
- Close your eyes focus and concentrate to your natural breath.
- Next take slow and calm breaths inhale and exhale through your nostrils alternated by fast breaths
- Repeat this breathing pattern to attain a deep and calm meditative state.
Types of yoga breathing
Some of the major ones are as follows while there is a list of many:
Kapalbhati ( Related to the mind)
The easiest form of asanas involves breathing exercise.
- Increases immunity power.
- Improves blood circulation
Bhastrika (“Energetic Pranayama”)
Sit on the Padmasana and close your eyes while keeping the spine straight. Inhale deeply and take a deep breath through your both nostrils until your lungs are full with air, then exhale through both nostrils forcefully so your stomach will go deep inside.
- Calms mind
- Good for asthma patients and removes inflammation of the throat
Sheetali (“The word signifies cooling in Sanskrit”)
Sit in a comfortable position where your spine is straight and your abdomen is not compressed. then you can breathe in slowly, Inhale through both nostrils deeply and rest your hands on your knees, palms facing down.
- Controls the High B.P
- It purifies the blood
- Best for cooling down the body temperature.
Bhramari (Also known by ‘bee breath”)
For assuming pose for Bhramari, you have to sit on the Padmasana, keep your eyes closed and breathe deeply.
- Calms the mind
- Reduces the stress anxiety, insomnia
- Blood pressure is also lowered.
NadiShodhan (“Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique”)
- Calm and center the mind.
- Cures respiratory problems.
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