Drinking Water Before Pranayama

by Poonam

Hello, I am Poonam. First of all, I want to tell that your website is very very helpful. I would like to ask a question regarding pranayama. Is it ok to drink water before pranayama because I have a habit of drinking water of 2 glasses in the morning. I drink water and then after two minutes I start doing pranayama. Is it ok or do I have to include a gap between water and pranayama. I'll be thankful for your response.


Poonam


Answer

Hello Poonam, thanks for your kind words. I am glad that you found the information on this site to be useful.

Pranayama should be done on empty stomach. Ideally you should do pranayama at least 30 minutes after drinking water. I suggest you drink your water as soon as you get up, then clear your bowels and freshen up for yoga. Some people even take a bath before yoga (not mandatory, depends on personal choice)

In hot weather, if you are too thirsty you can drink half a cup of water before starting pranayama.

You can also read this post.
http://www.yoga-for-beginners-a-practical-guide.com/yoga-sequence-for-beginners.html

Hope it helps
Daljit

P.S..Our readers are welcome to share their experiences of drinking water before asanas/ pranayama...Share Your Views

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Apr 30, 2017
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Yoga after drinking water
by: Anonymous

Thanks a lot for the support of yours . It clears the doubts of our mind .

Apr 11, 2017
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Drinking lemon water in morning
by: Rahul inamdar

Hi.. A nice site for new beginners. I want to ask that I take warm water with half lemon and do pranayama after 20 min. Is it ok?

Editors Note
Seems ok.

Warm regards
Daljit

Feb 16, 2017
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Pranayama
by: Anonymous

Can we eat immediately after pranayama? If not after how much time should we eat?

Editors Note
You may wait for 20-30 minutes before eating.

Warm regards
Daljit

Jan 22, 2017
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I want to know that is water taking compulsory after pranayama
by: Sanjeet Singh

Please describe me taking water after pranayama is compulsory or not. If not then in which condition we should take water after pranayama.

Editors Note
After pranayama it is not compulsory to drink water. However, we must not drink or avoid drinking water 15-20 minutes after pranayama. If it is unavoidable, you can sip water any time you feel too thirsty for example in summers.

Hope it helps
Daljit

Jan 14, 2017
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problem of passing gas with smell
by: anonymous

hello,

I have a problem of gas and when Ipass gas there is a bad smell everytime. I have constipation problem. I drink 4-5 glasses of water in the morning .....and get fresh every day then also gas problem is there.

Editors Note
You need to have a relook at your diet and any exercise you do. You can contact me with more details.

Warm regards
Daljit

Jan 08, 2017
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This is a nice page
by: Twinkle

I want to ask that after how much time of suryapranam i can drink water and eat my breakfast? I would be grateful if you could tell me this:)

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You can have your breakfast or drink water around 30 minutes after yoga. I suggest drink luke warm water in winters. You may take few sips of water whenever you feel too thirsty, no need to wait for 30 minutes.

Hope it helps
Daljit

Jan 07, 2017
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Water after yoga
by: Anonymous

Hi..I do yoga for 20-25 min in morning. After that l drink 2 glass luke warm water, is it okay?

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You may drink 2 glass of water 20-30 minutes after yoga practice.

Warm regards
Daljit

Mar 08, 2016
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Timing of pranayama
by: Amritendu

Thanks for running such nice website. I have a question. Once I get up in morning I drink around 4 glasses ( close to 1-liter) of water, then after how much time I should do Pranayama. Will Prayama help me to concentrate in my work ?

Thanks in Advance
Amrit

Editors Note
After drinking water, you may wait for 30-40 minutes before doing pranayama. Yes pranayama will help you to focus better.

Dec 24, 2015
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Qustions
by: Anonymous

Already I do yoga for the last 5 years not continuouly but 2 or 4 days gap. Now I will do yoga regularly but this time, I feel some complication like BP, Heartburn, diarrhea etc so pls suggest continue do yoga or not?

Editors Note

Yoga is meant to improve your health. If yoga practice leads to BP, Heartburn, diarrhea etc, stop your yoga practice and consult your doctor.

Warm regards
Daljit

Aug 14, 2015
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Doubt Regarding Yoga
by: Jitendra Singh

Hello,

I have to lose weight around 10kg. I drink distilled cow urine with water in the morning. I do Surya Namaskar 12 times then I do Kapalbhati , Anulom Vilom and Bhramari pranayama. Kindly advise me the steps of doing these. Should I drink cow urine before doing surya namaskar and pranayama? Kindly explain the whole system of doing this daily. After how long of doing this should I have breakfast and bath.

Editors Note
I am not sure about distilled cow urine, but I guess you are taking it empty stomach. Thereafter clear your bowels, take bath and do yoga in the sequence
~ Surya Namaskar
~ Pranayama
After yoga eat your breakfast about 20-30 minutes after doing yoga.

Hope it helps
Daljit

Jul 28, 2015
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Hello
by: Darul

Hello Daljit

Your website is very helpful for me as I come to know very much about yoga and it prove very helpful to me but I have a question. I am suffering from constipation so I wake up at 4 PM, do kapalabhati for 2 min because I am unable to repeat it for 5 or 10 mins then after half an hour I drink two glass of water and after 10 mins I do stretching exercises like stretching my hand and legs. So please tell me is it ok for me?

I have menstrual problem like abdomen swollen due to which I feel pain in my abdomen while doing kapalabhati. Kindly give me some best tips so I can get rid of constipation and belly fat.

Editors Note

You must stop doing kapalabhati as it cause you pain. It is ok to drink water and do some stretching exercises.

Have you learned to do yoga poses or pranayama? It is best to learn yoga in a class and then you can do yoga at home. In case you have further queries you can contact me.

Warm regards
Daljit

Apr 02, 2013
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Drinking after pranayama
by: Anonymous

Hi,

Can we do pranayama first thing in the morning and then drink 2 glasses of water? Is that fine?

Mar 21, 2012
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yes
by: monoj

we can do pranayam to read book

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