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Udgeeth Pranayama (Om chanting) : Procedure, Duration and Benefits

Udgeeth pranayama, also known as “Omkari Japa” (chanting of “Om”) is the 6th among recommended 7 breathing exercises that daily practice of Pranayama involves.
Procedure : Inhalation and exhalation should be long, slow, soft and subtle. Inhale slowly and when ready to exhale, chant Om slowly and steadily. With practice, lengthen each breath to one-minute, that is, to say inhalation and exhalation should total one-minute of time. Visualize the breath entering and moving inside the body.
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Bharamari Pranayama : To Release Anger, Frustration and Anxiety

Bharamari pranayama is very effective in instantly calming your mind down. It is one of the best breathing exercises to release the mind of anger, agitation, frustration or anxiety. A simple-to-do technique, can be practiced anywhere at work or home, and an instant option available to de-stress yourself.
This breathing technique derives its name from the black Indian bee called Bhramari. (Bhramari = type of Indian bee; pranayama = breathing technique). The exhalation in this pranayama resembles the typical humming sound of a bee, which explains why it is named so.
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Anulom Vilom Pranayama

Anulom Vilom (Alternate Nostril Breathing) is one of the most effective pranayama (breathing exercises) to purify the mind and body. Anulom Vilom offers benefits in curing most of the internal body conditions and is very useful in releasing stress and anxiety. Anulom Vilom pranayama can be performed by people of all ages.
Procedure :
Hold your right nasal with thumb, breathe in from left. Now open right nasal and close left nasal with middle and ring finger and breathe out from right nasal. Now breathe in from right nasal. Now close right nasal and open left and breathe out and in from left nasal. and so on. This is also known as Nadi Shuddhi or Nadi Shodhana Pranayama.
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Bahaya Pranayama : Procedure, Duration and Benefits

Bahaya Pranayama is referred to elsewhere as "Uddiyana Bandha," which includes the abdominal lock, root lock (mulabandha) and the chin lock (Jalandhar bandha). Bahya Pranayama cures abdominal problems, Diabetes and Hernia etc.
Baba Ramdev maharaj refers to Uddiyana bandha simply as the abdominal lock. When all three locks are applied, it calls "Bahya Pranayama." Bahya pranayama should be done immediately after kapalbhati pranayama as two of these work in synergy to complement each other’s effects. Breathe air out, touch chin to chest, squeeze stomach completely and hold for a while. then release chin, breathe in slowly. Repeat the process.
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Kapal Bhati Pranayama : Procedure, Duration and Benefits

Kapalbhati Pranayama consists of short, powerful exhales and passive inhales. "Kapal" means forehead and "bhati" means shining. Eventually, Kapabhati bring glow on the face of the practitioner. It is a miraculous breathing exercise for complete body fitness and it benefits in even those diseases which are impossible to be cured by medicines like diabetes, asthma etc.
This exercise is a traditional internal purification practice, or kriya, that tones and cleanses the respiratory system by encouraging the release of toxins and waste matter. It acts as a tonic for the system, refreshing and rejuvenating the body and mind.
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Bhastrika Pranayama : Procedure, Duration and Benefits

Bhastrika is a Sanskrit word which means bellows. In Bhastrika pranayama, the breathing pattern resembles the blowing of bellows. Although air is forced both in and out, the emphasis is placed upon the expulsion or explosion of air.
Practicing Yoga, meditation, and pranayama helps to lead stress free life. Bhastrika pranayma primarily consists of forced rapid deep breathing, so that your body gets maximum amount of oxygen. Bhastrika pranayama is all about inhaling and exhaling completely so that your body gets maximum amount of oxygen. Regular practice of Bhastrika pranayama will improve your resistance power. It will help you to keep diseases away.
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Pranayama :- Importance And Its Benefits

Like the honeycomb, lungs are made of about 73 million cells, comparable to a sponge in their making. On normal breathing, to which we all are accustomed, only about 20 million pores in the lungs get oxygen, whereas remaining 53 million pores remain deprived of the benefit, with the result that they get contaminated by several diseases like tuberculosis, respiratory diseases and several ailments like coughing, bronchitis etc
 In this way, the inefficient functioning of the lungs affects the process of blood purification. Heart weakens because of this with a constant possibility of untimely death.
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