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Eight Breathing Techniques

The anuloma-viloma (alternate nostril) breath is a basic nerve cleansing technique used for most common conditions, and is typically followed by ailment specific breath for greater relief. Seven other breathing techniques are better known, such as kapalbhati (skull cleansing), ujjayi (victorious), bhastrika (bellows), shitali (horizontal cooling), brahmari (bumble bee), shitkari (vertical cooling), and shanmukhi mudra (seashell or conch).