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(ebook - english) Meditation - Yoga - Pranayama

(ebook - english) Meditation - Yoga - Pranayama



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Pranayama Breathing:LONG, DEEP BREATHING:BENEFITSThe simplest of all breathing techniques and most natural,the long and deep breathing relieves stress and tension.It reduces toxic buildup in the mucuous linings of the alveoli of the lungs,cleanses the blood and as a result of increased oxygen flow to your brain and body,your health improves in many ways.TECHNIQUESit in your most comfortable seated position.Relax your shoulders and chest.Inhale, relaxing the abdomen, pushing your belly forward, expanding it.Then, as you exhale, allow the abdomen to shrink back in, tightening your bellymuscles and pushing the air out.Do this without straining yourself.Open up and free up the breath.You may place one hand on your belly to feel the abdomen expanding and contracting asyou inhale and exhale.Practice in even lengths.Breathe out for the same length of time as you breathe in.WHEN TO DO THISBefore meditationBefore going to bedBefore a meeting, presentation or a big decisionBefore studying, before an exam, or an interviewAnd whenever you can think of --- in the car, at work, or while waiting in lineALTERNATE NOSTRIL BREATHING:BENEFITSEncourages mind to higher levels of discrimination, concentration and thoughts.Gives more energy and oxygen to the physical body and helps calm your nerves and improvecirculation.SPECIAL NOTESFor a more advanced technique, consult a yoga teacher or a spiritual teacher.Your teacher may be able to teach the pranayama technique that will be most beneficialto your mental and physical health and prepare you to complement the pranayama withmantra and meditation. No one should risk harm by practicing these techniques withoutconsulting a trained yoga teacher or a physician.
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