Yogic Breathing and Breath Locks

March 30, 2010

Eight popular yogic breath techniques in the prevention and healing of various common ailments are as follows - ujjayi (victorious) for asthma, shitali (horizontal cooling) for diabetes, shitkari vertical cooling) for lumbago, brahmari (bumble bee) for hypertension, shanmukhi (seashell) for sciatica, anulom-vilom (alternate left-right nostril) for piles or hemorrhoids, bhastrika (bellows) for constipation, and kapalbhati (shining skull) for arthritis. There are three kinds of yogic breath locks – jalandhira (of the throat), uddiyana (of the abdomen), and moola (of the pelvic base).

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