Extending Time For Kumbhaka Pranayama
What are the ways to improve extending kumbhaka pranayama over a period of time? I have been practicing puraka, rechaka and kumbhaka for the last one year and noticed a lot of improvement with complete satisfaction. But I want to know the ways to improve my breath holding capacity day after day. My aim to hold breath more then five minutes. Please help.
Pranayama practice must be learned under supervision. In case, your body is not perfected by practice of asanas, there is no point in doing pranayama. Doing pranayama with breath retention when body is not ready or following incorrect techniques may lead to heath issues.
Unless doing pranayama under supervision, do not hold breath in pranayama.
First of all start practicing yama, niyama and asanas before starting pranayama practice. Doing of pranayama without holding of breath is recommended for beginners and it also has immense benefits.
Hope it helps