Chandra Bhedi Pranayama Reduces Body Heat

This pranayama is called Chandra bhedi as its practice stimulates the nerves controlled by the moon.

Preparation

Read general guidelines for pranayama before starting chandra bhedi pranayama.

  • Sit on your favourite seating position Asana (Padma asana, Vajra asana or Sukh asana) in a well ventilated room free from any distractions. Keep the waist, back, neck and spine erect. For the beginners, you can sit on a chair or sit cross legged on the yoga mat/ carpet keeping your back, neck and spine erect. For very weak people, lie down in supine position similar to shava asana. Inhaling and exhaling should be slow and it should not make noise. Gradually increase the time for inhalation and exhalation. Keep the breathing exercise easy and enjoy it. Do as per your potential, do not tax your body. Any time you feel discomfort, discontinue and take rest.
  • For closing the right nostril, it should be pressed with thumb of right hand. For closing the left right nostril, it should be pressed with ring finger of right hand. Keep the other hand on your knee.
  • Alternate method. For closing the right nostril, it should be pressed with thumb of right hand. For closing the left right nostril, it should be pressed with ring finger of right hand.
  • Initially your hands will get tired easily, so you can use either of the hands. One hand gets tired , use other hand.

Steps For Chandrabhedi Pranayama

  • Inhale slowly through the left nostril and fill up your lungs to maximum capacity.
  • Hold your breath.(Do not hold breath initially for 2- 3 months, practice only inhalation and exhalation). Do not hold breath at all if you are suffering from heart disease, asthama.
  • Exhale through the right nostril slowly, rhythmically.
  • If we call this one set. Repeat five sets and gradually increase to ten sets.

Practice

  • While doing this pranayama  one should breathe in through the left nostril and breathe out through the right nostril.
  • When you have gained sufficient practice for 2-3 months, practice retention of breath. Keep the ratio of time taken for inhalation, retention of breath and exhalation as (1:4:2). For starters, do not hold breath, keep the ratio of inhalation-exhalation as (1:2).

Benefits

  • Reduces the flow of gall.
  • Reduces body heat.
  • Cures heart burn and laziness.

Caution

This pranayama should not be done during winters.

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