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Essentials of Pranayam

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Following factors are important will doing pranayam:-

  • The best position to practice pranayam is padmasan.If for some reason that position is difficult to adopt, it can be done while sitting in any comfortable position like Sukhasan.
  • One should keep the back, neck and head in a straight line.
  • The body and mind should be in its natural relaxed condition.
  • Use your right finger and thumb on either side of the nose to control the right and left nostril during inhalation and


  • One should inhale and exhale slowly and rhythmically.
  • The beginner of pranayam should practice inhaling and exhaling only, for a few days, in the ratio of 1:2. For example if inhalation takes 5 seconds, exhalation should be for 10 seconds.
  • While practicing Pranayam maintain the ratio of 1:4:2 for inhaling, retention of breath and exhale respectively.

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