Can I do Anulom Vilom Alone?
Can I do anulom vilom alone without doing other pranayamas? How long should I do it if doing it alone and how many times?
It is possible to do alom vilom alone without doing any other pranayama. But unless you have any other health problems, it is essential that you do pranayama followed by asanas. If a person is weak or not able to do any other asana or pranayama, practice of alom vilom can be done.
Start with a session of 5 minutes to 10 minutes. Over a period of say a few months you can increase the duration to 30 minutes. You can practice for more duration, as your practice grows. But remember do not force the pace, do as much as you can do comfortably.
It will be more beneficial if after alom vilom pranayama, you do omkar chanting for 5-10 minutes followed by 5 minutes rest in shavasana.
Follow these Guidelines for pranayama
and Precautions for pranayama practice
Hope this helps.
With warm regards.