7 Practice of Pranayama in 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh
Whether you want to become a yoga teacher or not, breathing exercise is a necessity in yoga classes. When it comes to yoga and the 300 Hour yoga teacher training, breathing means even more than a necessity.Along with asana, meditation, and other yoga practices, breathing is one of the principal things you will learn. That’s why your classes will include pranayama practices or breathing techniques. This article will focus on 7 Practice of Pranayama (breathing techniques) you will learn during your 300 Hour YTT in Rishikesh and their benefits.
Bhastrika Pranayama or Bellows Breath as known by others is an essential pranayama technique that helps in balancing your Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas. The technique is also for cleansing your upper body from any form of toxins and treating heart and lung problems. It also increases Prana (the breath of life) in your body, which increases oxygen supply to your lungs and boosts your energy.
How to do Bhastrika Pranayama
To practice this technique, you need to take a deep breath, exhale forcefully through your nose, and again inhale with the same force. Make sure your abdomen moves out when you are inhaling, and your diaphragm descends.
Bahya Pranayama is a vital respiration exercise where you have the forcible inhale, hold the breath for a few seconds before exhaling. The words Bahya in Sanskrit means outside, which means the techniques focus on exhaling out. To achieve Bahya Pranayama, sit in Siddhhasana or Padmasana pose, takes deep breaths and exhales completely. Continue inhaling and exhaling forcefully, each time pulling your stomach in, in the process.
Benefits of Bahya Pranayama include:
- Cure hernia, uterus prolapse, stomach ailments, and other urinary infections
- Prevent acidity, gastric and constipation issues
- Improve circulation
- Improve your breathing system.
Kapalbhati Pranayama is a 300 Hour YTT breathing technique that helps to release body toxins, attain balance, and improve your energy. Rishikesh offers an energetic environment to practice this form of pranayama practice. To do kapalbhati pranayama, you need to pay attention to your breath and inner organ movements. Your “belly intentionally draws in to produce forced & sharp (active) exhalations through nostrils followed by automatic passive inhalations.”
Agnisaar Kriya technique is a technique believed to clear your chakras as well as improve your digestion and strengthen your abdominal muscles. The breathing technique involves breathing exercises designed to purify the body and mind, open your body’s subtle energy channels, and balance your chakras. To perform this technique, you need to exhale completely and hold your breath while pushing your abdominal muscles.
Anulom Vilom pranayama
Anulom Vilom pranayama is a base breathing technique believed to relieve your from every tension, balance your nadis, activate higher consciousness, and purify your body energy. Also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing technique, Anulom Vilom pranayama benefits include curing respiratory problems, asthma, help you handle stress, and heart problems.
Bhramari pranayama is an effective breathing technique for maintaining mental health. The technique benefits those with anxious or disturbed minds. To achieve this practice, you need to get into a lotus pose, make a humming sound on the exhale. Once you master the humming sound on exhale, you can try it during inhales. Bhramari Pranayama also helps in activating glands in your head and relaxes the mind.
Also called Omkari Jap, Udgeeth Pranayama is a simple breathing and meditation practice. According to Maharishi Patanjali, during the Udgeeth Pranayama practice, “one can receive all the divine powers of the world.” Benefits of this pranayama practice include cure insomnia, improve concentration, help with depression, and improve other mind related issues.