ppy and full of optimism. This is also known as Nadi Shuddhi or Nadi Shodhana Pranayama
Anuloma Viloma Pranayama Technique
The left nostril represents energy of the moon which symbolizes peace and has cooling effect. Hence for purification of innumerous Nadis of the body, anulom vilom should begin from the left nostril.
Close the right nostril with the right hand thumb. „Inhale‟ slowly through the left
nostril, till the lungs are completely filled (Puraka). Then close the left nostril with the second
and third fingers and open the right nostril to „exhale‟ but slowly (Rechaka). Exhale till the lungs are completely empty. The process of „inhale with left nostril and exhale with right‟ is
“one cycle”. Then „inhale with right nostril and exhale with left‟ is the “second cycle” and so on.
Repeat this exercise very slowly in the beginning, only upto your body strength. As days passed with practice, try to increase the number of cycles and speed gradually. When you are able to practice for longer duration, inhale with as much force as possible, then also exhale forcefully in similar way.
While doing this pranayama, mentally repeat the mantra “OM”. It is
helpful for meditation and unites the body with spiritual powers to gain maximum possible benefits.
Effects of Anulom Vilom in the body (Scientific Explanation)
Whenever some air is forced to pass through a pipe of irregular cross section then the flow rate remains same.
According to „Bernoulli‟s
equation‟ the sum of energy head remains
same everywhere, but velocity of flow is faster in narrow tube than that of wide tube. In this pranayama, when air flows in respiratory system the fast flowing air impart force on fine arteries