I Feel Tired After Deep Breathing
by Ganesh Jaguva Sarangapani
(Bangalore, Karnataka, India)
I find my mouth filled with saliva upon doing pranayama(always). Also, I feel tired after doing it (not always). Why is that?
It is very difficult to guess on the reasons for mouth filling with saliva based on the information given by you.
Following proper technique is essential. Equally important is to keep the duration of pranayama as per one's physical ability. Do not exert beyond your capacity.
If you are physically fit and having no medical problem, try to eat early dinner, sleep for 7-8 hours and try doing yoga asanas and pranayama in the morning.
If you do not feel better after doing pranayama, you must stop your pranayama practice and consult your doctor or an experienced yoga teacher before proceeding further.
Do not do yoga if :
- You are too tired and exhausted after day's work. Although yoga practice is relaxing, but it may not be beneficial if you are too tired.
- You are hungry.
- You are under some kind of stress or anxiety.
Do you do yoga asanas also? Yoga asanas must be done only after getting proficiency in asanas. Doing yoga asanas opens the blocked energy channels paving the way for assimilating the prana energy derived by doing pranayama. If a person is not fully fit, rhythmic breathing and alom vilom pranayama can be attempted under guidance of an experienced teacher.
But you must not feel any discomfort during pranayama or tiredness after doing pranayama. After doing yoga practice, you should feel more energetic.
Hope this helps.