Pranayama also has its own special importance in yoga. It is very beneficial for staying healthy both mentally and physically. Practicing Pranayama can help in getting rid of many serious diseases. One of these processes involved in pranayama is Bhastrika Pranayama.
Bhastrika Pranayama Yoga is a combination of two Sanskrit words. The first word is Bhastrika, which means ‘bellows’. The blower is the device that a blacksmith uses to accelerate the heat of the coal. At the same time, Pranayama means that the life of the air is expanding.
Bhastrika is such pranayama in which pure air is taken inside and impure air is thrown out at a fast speed. Which looks similar to Kapalbhati but it is very different both.
Bhastrika pranayama is a breathing technique known to produce heat in the body. Bhastrika is powerful and energetic pranayama in yoga breathing practice. Kapalbhati is also a breathing technique that mimics sneezing and involves the stomach, but Bhastrika is through the chest and engages the lungs. This is one of the best techniques which will remove the blockage from all Nadis.
Bhastrika pranayama is a panacea treatment to overcome the problems of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Its long-term healing purifies the blockages from the chakras. Performing this Pranayama asana is beneficial for heart and brain patients to achieve a miraculous magnitude.
Now it comes to how to do Bhastrika Pranayama. Here it is explained in a simple way, with the help of which you can do it easily.
Steps to do Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath)
First of all, place a mat on a clean and flat place and sit on it in some position Padmasana or Sukhasana.
We advise you to sit with your backbone straight and make sure to close your eyes. Keep both your hands straight at the knees and join the index finger with the thumb or Gyan mudra.
Sit in meditation for a while.
Now take deep breaths through both the nostrils while making sure that your mouth does not open at all while doing this exercise.
In the process of breathing, your lungs should swell up completely.
After this, you have to release the filled breath through both the nostrils in one stroke.
The speed of inhalation and exhalation should be as rapid as that of “blower” and the inhalation should be taken in and out completely.
Breathe inward again and forcefully exit it again.
The exhalation speed should be so rapid that the lungs should shrink with shock.
A cycle of Bhastrika Pranayama completes from breathing to quitting.
While doing this pranayama, first the breath speed should be slow, then the medium and after that breathe at high speed and leave.