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Training of Yantra is the highest ideal of spiritual life through which mind is

concentrated on the highest power or God. In the words of Pt. Deva Datta Shastri,
different points of the body are the centress of power. Hence to achieve perfection,
Yantra is helpful to concentrate on the power of the tutelary god. Through Dhyana
(concentration and recitation of Cryptic Mantra, the power of the tutelary God enters
the yantra thus fusing life in it. This is the reason why, worshipping the Yantra and
wearing it on the body, all the perfection’s are achieved. Basically Yantra is like a
map of the different power centers of the body, and by wearing or worshipping them,
that power center is activated, There are different kinds of Yantras. Their forms and
shape are fixed as per the cult or the method of worship. Different gods have
different kinds of Yantra as well, in the line of having a distinct but specific Mantra for
them. To achieve perfection in desired field correct balance between Mantra power
and Yantra power through correct methods is essential.

Use of Yantra is essentially necessary for Tantrik or Occultist devotion. Idol of the
deity is also similar to a Yantra that acts as a medium for concentration. Such as a
Mantra is a phonetic appearance. Similarly Yantra is a dimensional or formal way to
show a deity and its power. In the construction of Yantra letters, numbers, lines,
symbolic shapes and other vivid forms are drawn on paper, birchleaf, metal sheet,
stones and gems etc. Strictly in accordance with the rigid Yantrika definitions. There
are examples of scores of Yantras with geometrical shapes and figures. Their
expansion is unlimited. Thus all kinds of formal or dimensional expression are called
as Yantra.

CONSTRUCTION OF YANTRA

There is a well-defined method for construction of Yantra. According to the method


lines, dot, cryptic letter, cryptic Mantra, colours, shapes, figures etc. are used to
construct a Yantra. Mantra deity, Yantra, concentration, worship etc. are all the basis
of training vis Tantrika system. They are all assumed as related to the same
philosophy. Thus, the method of Yantra construction varies as per the purpose for the
perfection of Yantra also, different times are fixed according to the purpose. Even the
media for construction of Yantra, like paper, ink, pen, metal sheet etc. also vary as
per the purpose.

In the construction of Yantra for occult, Geometrical shapes and architectural figures
have as much significance as religious art and idols generally have. In the oculist
Yantra system and formal depiction, even the smallest dot has complete significance.
Even the apparently common geometrical shapes such as dot, line circle, triangle,
tetragon, hexagon, octagon etc. are not mere sketches, but they are the main media
to express the hidden art of Tantra. Use of Cryptic mantra, cryptic letters cryptic
figures and cryptic number is an inherent especially of occultism. Like the
dimensional figures, all the fifty letters from A to Gya have an important place in the
construction of occultist yantra and figures. Varied inscription of cryptic letters,
available in combined forms as Hreema, Kleem, Aim etc. is also found in this art.
OMKARA is similarly an occultist formula. In the construction of occultist Yantra on
metal or paper sheet, inscription of cryptic letters, independent or otherwise, is as
much important as figures or idols. Similarly, numbers from 1 to 36 are the cryptic
digits, various inscriptions of which is seen in Yantra construction. These cryptic digits
are assumed, to be based on the fourteen powers of Yantra. Every digit among them
has an elemental symbol and every one of them represents a deity and his power as
per the specific arrangement of the Yantra construction.

In arithmetic digits from 1 to 9 are considered root. With different combination of


these digits and inclusion of Zero, innumerable numbers are formed. Digits 1, 9 and 0
have extremely important place in occultism. Single letter crypts have many
meanings similarly every cryptic digit shows many meanings.

One more specialty of the Tantra art is the symbolism of colour in it. Occultism uses
symbols of different colours to express the different elements and hypothetical
feelings. As per the beliefs of Tantra, white, red and blue are the principal colours. A
particular figure assumes the symbol to show different feelings according to its
colour. In the Tantrika art, expansion of symbols that result from the mixing of these
three principal colours is seen. Five major physical elements similarly have different
but fixed colours for them. The element earth has yellow, water has while, the fire
has red, air has blue, and ether (sky) has black colours. Thus, a single dot when
inscribed in white and red differently shows Shiva and Shakti respectively. Thus
provision of independent colour expression for various symbols, is a unique specialty
of Tantra art.

By the medium of Yantra, the power of deity is concentrated at a single place. It can
be done according to two purposes

1. For peace and

2. For destruction.
All the major types of Yantra construction can be understood with the help of
following classification:
1. Geometrical shapes Dot, Line, triangle, tetragon, circle etc.

2. Cryptic letters,

3. Digits Cryptic or otherwise.

4. Figure of the deity,

5. Human figure and parts of body,

6. Abstract of active symbols as per the Tantrika devotion,

7. Natural forces and powers of the nature (animals, vegetation etc.),

8. Different lifeless figures.

Shri Yantra is the most popular and famous Yantra of occultism. It is far more
significant in Tantrika worship than any figure of deity or form or symbol. Shri Yantra
is a combined symbolic form of Shiva and Shakti who are referred to with different
names also viz. Kameshvari, Kama and Kala, Paramshiva and Paramashakti, etc. This
Yantra is composed of many Chakras or Yantras, which are assumed to have
developed from the central joyful dot of that Yantra for the sake of creation.

THE WEALTH GIVING SHRI YANTRA

In Shri Yantra, nine (9) rings and nine (9) triangles combinedly form a specific shape.
According to one school of thoughts there are only eight rings, because the central
dot must be counted separately. But the more popular belief is that while counting
the dots in the rings, the first, of the nine rings is formed by the three lines that
encircle it. These three lines have four entrances on the four sides. Hence it is called
as Bhupur Chakra that shows the element earth, and symbolises the mantle.

Infact this concept has been taken from the rectangular configuration of the temples,
at the same time it shows its architural values as well. It has three circles or rings in
it. The place between the outer tetragon and inner three rings is called as
Trailokyamohana Chakra. It is followed by a lotus shape ring that has sixteen petals
and is known as Sarvashaparipuraka, means capable to fulfill all the hopes and
desires. After it is present Sarva Skshomana ring in lotus form with eight petals.
Inside it are five up-facing and four down-facing triangles, that unitedly form the
Yantra’s shape, so that forty-three triangles appeared to be formed by just nine
triangles. It is a means to achieve all kind of fortune. Inside it is a circular form
composed of ten triangles. This shape is known as Sarvarthasadhaka Chakra. Inside it
is again a circular shape of composed of ten triangles, and known as Sarvarakshakar
Chakra which provides all type of protection. After that is the position of octagon
named Sarvarogahar Chakra. Inside it is a down-facing triangle known as
Sarvasiddhiprada Chakra. At the center is present the Sarvandamaya Chakra as the
smallest and central dot which shows the combined form of Shiva Shakti. (Fig. Shri
Yantra)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SHRI YANTRA

Name Place of Shape


Trailokyamohan Chakra Tetragonal Bhupur and the place
Inside the three ring circle
Sarvashaparipuraka Chakra A lotus with sixteen petals
Sarvasankshoman Chakra Lotus of eight petals
Sarvasanbhagyadayaka Chakra A ring composed of fourteen triangles
Sarvarthasadhaka Chakra A ring composed of ten triangles
Sarvarakshakar Chakra Second ring composed of ten triangles
Sarvarogahara Chakra A ring composed of eight triangles
Sarvasiddhiprada Chakra Triangle
Sarvandnadamaya Chakra Dot at the center.

Of these nine Chakras, four represent Shiva and five represent goddess or Shakti.
With there combined form, the Yantrika body of Shiva-Shakti. The four Chakras of
Shiva are thus
1. Dot

2. Lotus of eight petals

3. Lotus of Sixteen petals

4. Chaturastra the encircling three lines.

Similarly the five Chakras of Shakti are thus :


1. Triangle,

2. Octagon

3. Ring of the ten triangles

4. Second ring of the ten triangles

5. Fourth ring of the fourteen triangles

Thus, Shri Yantra is serial to be the soul of the world, with the light of Shiva-Shakti
and surrounded by Shri Sundaris or Shaktis. At the center of it, is present Brahma
Vidya Shiva or Tripura Sundari on a dot like throne.

Thus, knowing the shape of the Yantras, and installing them through formal rituals at
the home or place of business one can see an increase in his wealth forever.
Similarly, for the fulfillment of various desires, different types of Yantras can be
constructed and after having satisfied them through pious rituals, can be worn on the
body. It will definitely lead to the fulfillment of the desire.
You can also construct a Yantra as per your requirements and
after getting it purified through religious rituals put it to use. Or
you can obtain a Yantra of your requirement from our office.

CONSTRUCTION OF YANTRA

Care is taken even of the minutest things in the construction of


Yantra. Even if a single thing goes somehow against the rule it
may spoil the whole Yantra which then fail to yield results.
According to the purpose, a proper balance is required in the
construction, seat time, ink, pen, place day and auspicious moments etc. Having
purified in every possible way. Construct Yantra. Wearing such a Yantra on the
specified part of the body, fulfillment of the human desires is certainly possible. As
per the uses there are thousands types of Yantras, about which we shall tell you
subsequently. Presently, We are telling the method to construct a few of Yantras,
which are highly useful. We have already described the construction of wealth-giving
Shri Yantra. Now we take Maharaksha Yantra that gives you all kinds of protection.

MAHARAKSHA YANTRA

Auspicious day for construction Sunday of Thursday


Nakshatra (Star) Pushya Pushya
Material to inscribe Birch leaf
Ink Ochre, Vermilion or Camphor and Sandal
Pen Of the pomegranate stalk

Using all these materials, construct the Yantra in the prescribed day and after
sanctifying it through proper worship with incense, dhoopa, deep, navivaidya etc.
wrap it with white clothes and, Filling in silver amulet, wear it in the neck or the arm.
It will thus protect you from all kinds of adversaries. There is no doubt in the power of
the Yantra. Write your name in Yantra at the spot where Devadatta is written in the
sketch.

SARVAKARYA SIDDHI YANTRA

Sunday, Pushya Nakshatra. Using ink made of saffron write it with pomegranate pen
on the birch leaf. After wrapping it on the root of people and sanctifying it through
proper worship with dhoop, deep, all the good desires begin to be fulfilled. Worship it
daily.

YANTRA

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Arteries and veins, through which the blood flows in the body, can be purified by
practicing Pranayama. For this purpose the Pranayama that is practiced is ANULOM-
VILOM Pranayama. A common learner must begin the practice of Pranayama with
Anulomvilom. Being simple in nature, even common people also easily practice
Anulomvilom Pranayama.

Method :
Sit down in Padmasana or Siddhasana. Close your right nostril with your right hands
thumb and inhale through left nostril as long as you can easily inhale. When your
lungs are full, close both the nostrils and hold the breath for some time. Then slowly
exhale through the right nostril closing the left. Thereafter close your left nostril and
inhale through the right nostril and then closing both the nostril holds the breath in
your body and ultimately exhale the breath through your left nostril. Thus you finish
one cycle (Avartana) of veins purifying Pranayama. Practice three or four Avartanas
daily and increase this practice slowly. Once practiced well, practice this Pranayama
in the ratio of 1:2:2, That is inhale for four seconds; hold the breath for eight seconds
and then exhale the breath in eight seconds. Increase this ratio slowly upto a ratio of
5:20:10.
Benefits :
 It’s an excellent method to perform Pranayama that does away with the lung’s
diseases.

 Through this Pranayama, the blood gets an increased amount of life giving
oxygen that thoroughly cleans and purifies it.

KAPALBHATI (GLOWING OF SKULL)

Kapal is a Sanskrit word that means skull, while Bhati means lighting or glowing. Thus
Kapalbhati is such a kind of Pranayama, practicing which the skull begins to glow.
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Method :
Sit down in Padmasana or Siddhasana. Rest both of your hands on the knees, and
close the eyes. Now like the blower of a blacksmith, begin to perform Puraka and
Rechaka (inhaling and exhaling of breath). This exercise must be performed
laboriously. There is no Kumbhaka or holding of breath stage. Inhalation and
exhalation of breath play the all important role. Your nerves will reverberate in this
exercise and you will sweat profusely. It is an extremely powerful exercise performing
which all of your cells, neurons and nerves vibrate rapidly.
In the beginning, exhale only once per second. Increasing your speed slowly then
exhale twice per second. Initially practice a cycle of ten exhalations. Increase the
number of exhalation slowly.
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Benefits :
 Kapalbhati clears your skull, respiratory tract and the sinus.

 Destroying the cough that clogs the trachia Kapalbhati leads to the cure of
asthma.

 By practice of Kapalbhati, air cells in the lungs receive ample amount life
giving oxygen, hence germs of diseases like tuberculosis cannot harm them.

 Carbon dioxide The gaseous waste of respiration process is exhaled out in


large amount thus purifying the blood.

 This process also activates the heart and enhance the capacity of the
respiratory system, circulation system and digestive system.

KINDS OF PRANAYAMA :
Among the many kinds of Pranayama. i.e. Kumbhaka, eight kinds are considered as
main. These are (a) SuryaBhedan, (b) Ujjayi, (c) Sitkari, (d) Shitali, (e)
Bhastrika, (f) Bhramani,
(g) Murchha and (h) Plavini

a. SURYA BHEDAN :

Surya bhedan means pricking of Pingla nerve that is the nerve of the sun.
Thus, the main aim of this Pranayama is to awaken Pingla nerve. As a result of
this Pranayama, that part of the brain which is the abode of masculine power
(Shiva), is awakened practice of Surya Bhedan causes a lot of heat to
generate in the body, hence practice of this Pranayama is more beneficial in
winters.

Method :
Sit in Padmasana or Siddhasana and close your eyes. Now close the left nostril
with the little finger of your right hand and inhale as deeply as you can
through your right nostril then close the right nostril with the thumb of right
hand and resting the chin on the chest, retain the breath. Increase the interval
of breath retention (Kumbhaka) slowly then closing your right nostril with the
thumb of right hand silently exhale the breath you have so far retained Repeat
the process again.

Benefits :

 With regular practice of this Pranayama, the mind is refined, and


intestinal germs and diseases caused by wind, are destroyed.

 This Pranayama awakens Kundalini power, as a result of which,


appetite is also stimulated.

 Rheumatic and other wind caused diseases are corrected. To get rid of
the blood disorders, skin diseases and leprosy, This Pranayama is
excellent.

 It strengthens the liver, which then begins to secret bile in ample


quantity.

Note : People affected with diseases must perform this Pranayama in winters
or rains under mild sun.

b. UJJAYI

Method :
Sit in Padmasana or Siddhasana. Close your mouth. Contract the inner part of
the tongue and the wall of throat facing it. Now inhale the breath through both
the nostrils equally and fill your chest. Then retain the breath as long as you
can do comfortably. Ultimately closing right nostril with right hand’s thumb,
exhale slowly through the left nostril. Expand the chest while you are inhaling
the breath. The speed of inhalation must not vary.

Benefits :

 With this Pranayama, the warmth of the head is reduced, and lung
diseases like asthma, tuberculosis etc. are cured.
 It kindles your appetite and enhances the capacity of digestive
systems, respiratory systems etc.

Note : It is better to practice this Pranayama in winters.

c. SITKARI

Method :
Sit in Padmasana and Siddhasana and roll the tongue upward in such a way
that it’s tip touches the upper palate and it’s mid part touches the lip. Now
suck in the air with an audible. Si..S-..Si.. sound. Then retain the breath as
long as possible. Ultimately exhale the breath through both the nostrils.

Benefits :

 With practice of sitkari Pranayama effects the hunger, the thirst, the
laziness and the sleep are removed.

 It prevents the bile from increasing.

 Hardness of the tonsils is also removed by it.

 With regular practice of the Pranayama the mental and physical


powers of the performer increase.

d. SHEETALI

Method : Sit in the Padmasana, Siddhasana or Vajrasana. Protruding the


tongue roll it along the sides so that it takes the shape of blowpipe. Now suck
in the air and retain it inside your lungs as long as possible. Ultimately exhale
the breath through both the nostrils.

Benefits :

 The Pranayama expels the toxins that accumulate in the blood, and
thus purifies the blood.

 Diseases like tumor, jaundice,skin diseases, fever are cured, and it also
corrects indigestion and constipation.

 It quenches the thirst. Hence if for any reason getting water is


impossible at some place, and you are feeling thirsty you may quench
the thirst through this Pranayama.

 With regular practice of this you may become immune to the snakebite
and Scorpio’s stings.

 For the people who lose temper easily and get excited quickly this
Pranayama is highly beneficial.

 With this Pranayama uncontrolled growth of placenta, liver, spleen and


disease like gangrene, leprosy etc. are corrected.
e. BHASTRTIKA

Blower in Sankrita is called as Bhastrika. Hence exhalation of breath forcibly


and quickly is the main feature of Bhastrika Pranayama. One should inhale
and exhale breath like a blower. It is in a way a combination of Kapalbhati and
Vjjayi. Among all the Kumbhakaras, this Pranayama is considered the best.

Method :
Sit in Padmasana and Siddhasana stretch your head, neck and back. Put your
hands in lap or on the knees. Inhale and exhale rapidly your or five times like
a blower. Similarily contract and expand the lungs. A peculiar rusting sound
will be produced during the practice of this Pranayama. But the performer
must practice this Pranayama rapidly and without stopping even once. At the
completion of one cycle (Avartana) the performer must inhale breath as
deeply as possible and retain it as long as possible. Ultimately exhale as much
breath as possible. Thus a cycle (Avartana) of Bhastrika completes. After
resting a while, perform another cycle of this Pranayama. Perform three cycles
of the Pranayama in a go. If not possible, perform only single cycle. Perform
this Pranayama twice-once in morning and evening each in winters, and only
once a day in summers.

Benefits :

 With the practice of Bhastrika, swelling of the throat is corrected,


appetite is kindled and the cough is removed. Diseases of the nose and
chest like asthma, tuberculosis etc. are also corrected.

 Diseases caused by imbalance of wind, cough and bile (Vata, Cough


and Pitta) are also corrected by this Pranayama.

 If no other means to warm the body is available, it can be heated with


the help of this Pranayama.

 Pores of Sushumna nerve are opened by Bhastrika.

f. BHRAMARI

The name of this Pranayama originates from Sanskrit word Bhramar that
means bumblebee. While performing this Pranayama a buzzing sound, typical
of bumblebee is produced from the nostrils.

Method
Sit down in Padmasana or Sidhasan. Now inhale and exhale breaths rapidly
through both the nostrils with a buzzing sound that is similar to the buzzing of
bumble bee. Keep on doing this exercise till you sweat profusely. End the
exercise with inhaling the breath through nostrils as deeply as possible and
hold it as long as you can. Then exhale through both the nostrils. As you
increase the speed of inhalation and exhalation of breath, The speed of blood
circulation will also increase, leading to generation of heat in the body and
profuse sweating and as you know evaporating sweat will cool down your
body and you will experience hilarious or joyful sensation.

Benefits :

 The mood feels elevated, with increased flow of knowledge and the
asceticism begins to appear.

 With successful practice of Kumbhaka the performer enters


successfully the stage of trance (Samadhi)
Note:
Without practicing Anulom-Vilom Pranayama first, This Pranayama would not
yield desired benefits.

g. MURCHHA (Unconsciousness)

Through this Pranayama the performer attains Murchhavastha the state of


unconsciousness or coma and his mind becomes free of all the feelings. Hence
this Pranayama is called as Murchha.

Method :
Sit down in Posture that best suits you and inhale breath through both the
nostrils. Then retain the breath with the help of a powerful Jallundharbandha.
Ultimately exhale the breath through both the nostrils.

Benefits :

 The mind becomes free of all the feelings and the performer
experiences joy.

 Through this Pranayama, thoughts and resolution decreases in the


mind,and a person experiences the feeling of non-existence that is the
mana becomes Amana and annihilates in ethereal energy called
Parmatma.

h. PLAVINI

Plavini has originated from the Sanskrit word PLU that means to float. Thus
Plavini means the one that causes to float.

Method:
In the beginning practice this Pranayama in Siddhisana or Vajrasana. With
practice you can perform it in standing or lying posture as well. If you are
performing it in sitting posture, inhale the breath through both the nostrils and
retain it by Jallundharbandha. When you take Jallundharbandha, the retained
air fills the intestines, which get inflated as a result. End the Pranayama with
exhaling the breath through both the nostrils. If necessary, remove the air
that is trapped in the intestines by balancing or Uddiyanabandha.

Benefits :

 Expert of Plavini Pranayama can sustain his life for many days without
food.

 During the practice of this Pranayama the blood flows in the body
extremely speedily thus removing the impurities and toxins
accumulated in the body.

 With practice of this Pranayama, the performer gains the power to float
on the water. An expert can even remain floating on deluging waters
like a light lotus leaf.

Note :
For the perfection of this Pranayama, slow but continuous and regular practice
is extremely essential. Hence practice is extremely essential. Hence practice
this Pranayama in the guidance of an expert teacher only.
Meaning of Pranayama:

The literal meaning of Pranayama is Prana’s ayam that is an extension of the Prana.
The vital life force. ‘Tasmin ati shwas prashwas yogati vichehhedah pranayamah’.
That is, Pranayama is nothing but a retention of the Prana-the vital life-force breath
through break in the rhythmic breathing. Prana is that vital life force which seems to
be controlling every thing on this tangible earth, and exist as a thought in the world.
In other words, the prana is related to the mind and mind is related to the brain and
the brain is related to the soul (Atma) and the soul (Atma) is ultimately related to that
eternal divine force called Paramatma. Thus the objective of Pranayama is to
stimulate, communicate, regulate and control the vital life force that exist in the
body.

Importance of Pranayama :

Tapo na param pranayamati, Tata vishuddhirmalana diptishch gyanasya". That is no


other Tapa or penance greater than the Pranayama. It helps in removing the
blemishes and also helps the knowledge to rise.
DAHYANTEDHMAYMANANAM DHATNNAM MIYATHA MALAH

TATHENDRIYANA DAHYANTE DOSHAH PRANASYA MIGRAHAT

That is, as the stage of a metal is removed or destroyed by heating it in fire,


smimilarly the blemishes of the senses of the body are remove by practicing
Pranayama. Thus, the Pranayama is very important for uprooting the evil thoughts
that accumulate over a long time in the mind and hence refining the mind.

Significance of Pranayama is not limited to the quenching of evil customs and


purification of the mind alone; instead it is related to enhancement of health, mental
development, spiritual upliftment and achieving different kinds of spiritual perfection.
By performing Pranayama many kinds of diseases are cured. With the awakening of
SHADACHAKRAS (Six cycles) and micropores through Pranayama, one experience
divine feelings. Doors to physical comforts and luxuries are also opened and the
shares that clitch the soul are broken.

Pranayama is like a fire for sin and thus consumes (burn it), thus acts as a bridge to
cross the ocean called the world. Asanas destroys the diseases, while sins are
destroyed by Pranayama. Through Pranayama, the spirit of the performance
(Sadhak) crosses over all the barriers and reaches the brain (Mastaka) and it never
dies nor falls in the never-ending cycle of the birth and death. As a bird, tied to a
string, flies in all the directions but not finding refuge anywhere ultimately returns to
its original place, similarly the mind also flied in different directions but ultimate finds
support with the soul only because the mind is tied to the spirit.

With the circulation of life giving breath, the mind remains unstable. Dissolving the
mind and the spirit in each-other, Pranayana paves the way for salvation. Hence,
Pranayama has supreme significance.
Benefits of Pranayama
1. By regularly performing Pranayama the body remains healthy and free from
disease. It also decreases the fat.
2. Pranayama extends your life expectancy,enhances your memory and does
away with the mental illness.
3. Pranayama fully and effectively affects the abdomen, liver, urinary track,
small and large intestines, and the digestive system. Thus making you efficient.
4. Veins and vessels (arteries) are purified through Pranayama and physical
lethargy is removed.
5. Pranayama boosts your appetite, and general health of the body improves and
you begin to hear resonance within your body.
6. With regular practice of Pranayama spiritual powers awaken which in turn give
spiritual joy, lightness and mental peace.
7. Performers of Pranayama can successfully follow celibacy.

Essential Knowledge about Pranayama

In order to practice Pranayama fully and effectively, the learner must strictly follow
the following things:
PLACE : The place for performing Pranayama must be isolated and airy with ample
ventilation.

TIME : The time of dawn is considered as best for practicing Pranayama. If for any
reason it is not possible to practice it in the morning, Pranayama can be practiced in
the evening as well.

POSTURE : Mostly the Pranayama is practical in PADMASAMA or SIDDHASANA.If you


face difficulty in sitting in these postures for too long, you can select any posture you
desire in which you can sit for long time comfortably.
Purifications of Veins & Arteries

In order to perform Pranayama in best way, pure veins and arteries are
essential.Hence it is said

NARI SHUDDHIM CHA TATPASHCHATE PRANAYAMAM CHA SADHAYETA

Meaning : Practice Pranayama only after purifying your veins. To purify the veins,
first practice the postures (Asanas).Pranayama must be practiced punctually at the
fixed time with empty stomach. After the ten minutes of finishing Pranayama, take a
glass of milk.In line with, Excess of everything is bad. Never practice Pranayama
excessively to the point of dropping you must feel fresh, and active after each
session of Pranayama.

Do not take bath immediately after Pranayama. You can take bath after half an hour
of Pranayama, though it is better to practice Pranayama after a bath, instead of
taking bath after it. Always inhale and exhale breath slowly by doing so the mind
remains stable and peaceful. Novices and the learners must initially practice
inhalation and exhalation take twice as much times to exhale the breath as you take
to inhale.Increase the period of breath’s retention slowly. During the first week retain
the breath for four seconds, during the second week for eight seconds and during the
third week practice to retain the breath for twelve seconds. Continuing the breath
upto your full capacity.

Practice inhalation, exhalation and retention of breath in such a way that at no point
during the practice you feel suffocation or uneasiness.For inhalation, retention and
exhalation of breath keep a ratio of 1,4 and 2. It means inhale the breath chanting
OM once, retain the breath upto your times reciting of OM and exhale it reciting OM
twice In the second week increase this ratio to 2:3:4 and in third week to 3:12:6. Thus
increasing the ratio reach up to 16:64:32. Use the fingers of left hand to count the
chanting of OM. Once practiced, you won’t need to keep a count of it, you will
spontaneously follow the ratio.

Don’t be discouraged by some initial mistakes, and don’t drop the practice in panic.
You will learn slowly. Your common sense, inner wisdom and soul’s voice together
tells you the way to perform perfectly.
IMPORTANT PARTS OF PRANAYAMA

 Method of Pranayama
 Inhalation, exhalation and retention of breath.
 Ida, Pingla, and Sushumna nerves.
 Mulabandha, Jallundhurbandha and Uddiyanabandha.
 Purification of the veins and arteries.
 Kapalbhati.
BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE PARTS

Method of Pranayama:
To practice Pranayama, the left and the right nostrils are to be closed successively.
This is mostly done with the help of the right hand. Using the right hand’s thumb,
right nostril is closed, while the left nostril is closed with the help of the ring and little
fingers of the same hand. When the nostrils need not be closed put both the hands
on your knees. Practice Padamasana, Siddhasana, Swastikasana and Sukhasana as
far as possible to perform Pranayama.