Surya Bhedana Pranayama ( Right Nostril ) Steps And Benefits
Name : Surya Bhedana Pranayama Form RIGHT NOSTRIL BREATHING
Duration : This pranayama is to be done for 2 minutes (or 11 times) only.
Steps or Technique :
- Close your left nostril with your ring finger and exhale through the right nostril.
- Start deep and rhythmical breathing through right nostril only.
- Exhale through right and inhale through right.
- Your eye should remain closed.
- Concentrate on the breathing process.
- Remember the time of inhalation and exhalation should be equal, so recite mentally OM to count, and ensure the same number of exhalations and inhalations.
- Deep and rhythmical breathing through right nostril only.
- Do not change the nostril during the pranayama.
- Do not retain the breath, simply continue exhalations and inhalations.
- Heats up your body, cures all diseases connected with cough, improves your eyesight, makes your body more active and activates your sympathetic nervous system.
- In the end breathe out very slowly, hold outside as long as comfortable.
- When you can't hold comfortably any longer, inhale very slowly and hold inside, as long as comfortable - just one time.
Benefits of Suraya Nadi Pranayam :
- It is most important nadi Purification or shodhan pranayama in yoga.
- It keeps you away from heart and lungs problems.
- Long-term benefits in terms of mental equipoise and normalizing BP.
It cleanses and purifies the whole nadi system as it involves pure air to enter our nostrils and supply oxygen to the entire body which in turns remove all toxic and impure substances out of the body.
Anulom Vilom panayama is really good and very effective for cardio vascular (heart and blood vessels) as also for cardio pulmonary (heart and lungs) dysfunctions, and sometimes removes the heart blockages.
It helps in improving your memory and normalizes BP and also helps to make you calm down and get rid of anxiety. It also normalizes the activity of the endocrine glands, especially the thyroid gland which is responsible for anxiety.