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Breathing Exercises � bhastrika pranayama (bellows)

  1. During this yoga breathing exercise, the air is breathed in and out very forcefully, like a bellows. Bhastrika is a classic pranayama, mentioned in the Gheranda-samhita, and one of the most intensive breathing exercises with a positive impact on health. The classical yoga manuals praise bhastrika as the best preparation for pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) and dharana (concentration). The intensification of this pranayama, in which one has to fully master nadi sodhana pranayama, is reserved for advanced yogis and can be done better under supervision to avoid palpitations during practice and emphysemic lung problems. However, proper implementation of bhastrika improves circulation, strengthens lung tissue, and has many other health benefits. Above all, bhastrika activates the chakras, especially the Muladhara (root chakra) and Manipura (solar plexus) chakra.


  1. Origin of bhastrika pranayama (bellows) Technic Dangers of bhastrika pranayama Physiological effect of bhastrika pranayama Considerations Elaboration Health Effects of Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows)

Origin of bhastrika pranayama (bellows)

  1. The Sanskrit word bhastrika means 'bellows'. Just as the blacksmith uses a bellows to light the fire to forge the iron, the yogi stimulates the fire of digestion and metabolism with this breathing exercise (pranayama). In similar terms, the Gheranda-samhita praises this classical breathing exercise from hatha yoga, adding, loosely translated, “He who controls bhastrika will never be visited by sickness and disease


  1. Make sure nostrils are clean and open. As mentioned, bhastrika is an advanced pranayama. Without a thorough preparation of several months using the full yoga breathing and nadi sodhana pranayama, it is unwise to start with bhastrika. The performance described below is based on a number of rounds or breaths for 'beginners'. Those who intensify with bhastrika

Dangers of bhastrika pranayama

  1. Be careful if you have cardiovascular disease or lung problems. The pumping breath causes an enormous increase in energy (prana) in the body. Bhastrika is one of the most powerful yoga breathing exercises, but it can have harmful effects on the heart (arrhythmias)

Physiological effect of bhastrika pranayama

  1. Phase II of bhastrika is more powerful than phase I, which must therefore be fully mastered first. Advanced yogis go up to 50-60 breaths per minute, but that's the maximum. The basis of bhastrika is the full yoga breathing, it cannot be said enough. People who are already having difficulty with abdominal breathing, as part of it, because of a structurally incorrect breathing, should not start bhastrika and should do the soothing basic breathing first

Points of attention

  1. Build up bhastrika well, don't go too fast or rush it. Let that be a golden rule for those who are too competitive in everything. Follow the guidelines stated in the descriptions of the two phases. If you intensify bhastrika, turn to an experienced yoga teacher


  1. This breathing has many advantages with the right practice. Not only are the abdominal muscles trained, the liver, spleen and pancreas are also given a firm massage. Bhastrika charges body and mind with prana (life energy), which is expressed in more vitality and mental tension. The blood circulation improves, as does the lung capacity, and the metabolism gets a boost. Furthermore, bhastrika activates the chakras

Health effects of bhastrika pranayama (bellows)

  1. Bhastrika pranayama has a therapeutic t

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