Pranayama After One Hour Of Dinner
by Gopal Ghosh
(Kolkata, WB, India)
Can I do pranayama after one hour of eating dinner and before going to bed? I am practicing exercise and yoga for my back/ knee & shoulder pain under the guidance of World Yoga Society, Kolkata since February 26th regularly. Please let me know whether I can do Pranayama after one hour of Dinner before go to bed for better sleep.
Hello Gopal Ghosh
1. Even if you do pranayama in the morning or evening, you can observe the effect of pranayama on your health throughout the day.
2. It is not recommended to plan your pranayama practice after eating dinner.
3. If you are too keen on doing pranayama after dinner. Just eat easily digestible dinner consisting of fruits or vegetables. After one to one and half hour, practice rhythmic breathing for few minutes followed by few ujjayi breaths. Thereafter lie down in shavasana and practice yoga nidra.
4. However, you can sit in vajra asana after dinner. While sitting in vajra asana, focus on your breath and just become aware of your breathing. Just do mindful breathing and relax.
Hope this helps.