Learn the Opposite Alternate Breathing Technique - Pratiloma Viloma

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Learn the Opposite Alternate Breathing Technique, Pratiloma Viloma.

You are watching a tutorial series devoted to developing an aptitude for Yoga.
In the next video, you will learn the Three Part Breath Technique.

This exercise improves the performance of the lungs.
However, the techniques described in this series are not meant to be prescriptive.
Consult your physician before trying them out.

Sitar by Shri Basab Sen - "Abhogi" & "Jhinjhoti"
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In this video, you will learn Opposite Alternate Breathing Technique known as Pratiloma Viloma.

Sit cross-legged with your back straight.

Place the back of your left wrist on your left knee with the tips of your thumb and index finger making contact.

Fold the index and middle fingers of your right hand into the palm.

Use your ring and little finger to regulate the opening of your left nostril and your thumb to do the same for your right nostril.

Leave your right nostril open and completely shut your left nostril.

Inhale slowly and deeply, counting to 4 as you fill up your lungs.

Now, with both nostrils pressed shut, hold your breath for four counts.

Contract the region between the anus and navel and pull it up towards the diaphragm during retention.

Release both nostrils and exhale slowly, counting to 4.

Now, keep your right nostril completely shut, and count to four as you inhale through the left nostril.

Once again, hold your breath for 4 counts, as before.

Release both nostrils and exhale slowly, counting to 4.

Repeat the cycle 5-10 times.

This exercise improves the performance of the lungs.

It oxygenates the blood, detoxes the body and calms the mind, relieving migraine, depression and anxiety.

You have now learnt Pratiloma Viloma, the Opposite alternate breathing Technique.

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