Pranayama On Full Or Empty Stomach?
Can any pranayama be done on full stomach? Minimum how much time gap should be there between eating something & doing a pranayam..
1. Ideal time to do pranayama is early morning on empty stomach. It is preferable to clear your bowels before doing pranayama. You can drink a glass of water or lime juice 15 minutes before doing pranayama. Although it is not advisable, if you are habituated to drink bed tea, drink half a cup.
2. The logic of empty stomach means that when you are doing pranayama your intestines must be clear of waste products and all food stuff you have eaten must be digested by the time you do pranayama. In case process of digestion is on, body's energy will be diverted for digestion process whereas while doing yoga, pranayama all energy must be concentrated towards asanas or pranayama.
3. Generally consider doing pranayama 3 to 4 hours after a meal, 45 minutes after tea, juice or fresh fruits, 15 minutes after drinking water.
4. Eat only sattvik yogic food as it is easy to digest, does not load the digestive system.
Hope it helps