Query Regarding Suryabhedi Chandrabhedi and Anulom-Vilom
by Bhoomika Shah
(Bangalore, Karnataka, India)
In Suryabhedi pranayama,you have to inhale from right nostril and exhale from left nostril. Chandrabhedi pranayam is just opposite of it. Now, during Anlom-Vilom both of these happens(Inhalation from left and exhalation from right then inhalation from right and exhalation from left).
So my questions are as follows:
1. Can we practice Suryabhedi and Chandrabhedi pranayams before practicing Anulom Vilom?
2. Both the pranayams are season based, Suryabhedi to be done in winter and chandrabhedi to be done in summer,but there is no such season restriction for Anlom Vilom.
Am I going wrong with this concept? Please guide me. Answer:
1. Your concept is correct. You can practice anulom vilom pranayama irrespective of the season. This is the most simple pranayama and can be adopted easily by people of all ages and varying health.
2. Both the pranayamas surya bhedi and chandra bhedi are season based. Suryabhedi pranayama warms up the body and hence to done in winter. Chandrabhedi pranayama cools the body and hence to be done in summer.
Hope this helps.