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.



Answer

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.
Daljit

Comments for Pranayama After One Hour Of Dinner

Average Rating starstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 28, 2012
Rating
starstarstar
Yoga And Pranayama
by: gopal ghosh

Thanks for your advise. Actually I am doing exercise & Yoga followed by Vastika & Surya Bhedan Pranayama early in the morning at about 5.15 AM for one and half hours every day since February and getting excellent result. For better sleep I am doing Surya Veda Pranayama at bed time.


Editors Note
It is good to know that you are benefitted with your regular yoga practice. But I will add that in case you need help in relaxing before sleeping, relaxing pranayama like ujjayi or rhythmic breathing will be much better. Or alternatively try shavasana and yoga nidra.

Have a great practice.

Warm regards
Daljit

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Yoga Breathing.

Recent Articles

  1. Resolution of Migraine With Yoga And EFT

    Aug 05, 17 09:50 AM

    I have been chronic patient of migraine for the last 5 years I was looking to yoga for a solution to my migraine problem. I happened to log in to the website

    Read More

  2. Weight Loss and Back Pain

    Jul 24, 17 02:26 PM

    I am home maker. My weight is 76 kg, height is 5'3 and age is 40 years. I want to lose weight but I have back pain when ever I walk or stand for some

    Read More

  3. International Yoga Day

    Jun 20, 17 02:48 PM

    Let us resolve for improving our daily yoga practice on International Yoga Day (21 Jun). It is time for introspection and charting a new course to achieve your yoga goals. Stay Blessed.. I am attachin…

    Read More

Get Site Updates In Your E-Mail

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner