Surya Bhedan Pranayama : Corrects Rheumatic, blood disorders, skin diseases, leprosy, worms

Surya bhedan means pricking of Pingla nadi this nadi represents the sun. The objective of this Pranayama is to awaken Pingla nadi . 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.

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 Method for Surya Bhedan Pranayama

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 of Surya Bhedan Pranayama

Regular practice of this Pranayama, refines mind, it purifies the brain and destroys the intestinal worms and diseases arising from excess of wind (Vayu).

Stimulates appetite Awakens Kundalini Sakti and increases the bodily fire.

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.

Shitali Pranayama: cooling nerves cures tumor jaundice skin diseases indigestion constipation

Shitali means cooling. It is a pranayama which cools whole the body. In this pranayama, air is inhaled though the mouth in slowly and constantly and exhaled though both the nostril in the same way. This cools the whole body and at the same time relaxes the central nervous system.

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Method for Shitali Pranayama :

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 of  Shitali Pranayama :

It has great energizing, soothing, relaxing and cooling effects on all the nerve channels and on the whole body.

The Pranayama purifies the blood expelling the toxins Diseases like tumor, jaundice,skin diseases, fever are cured, and it also corrects indigestion and constipation.

It quenches the thirst. Hence if  one feels thirsty and hungry at a place where water and food are not available, this pranayama satisfies both thrust and hunger.

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.

Since this pranayama has great cooling effects on the system it may possible some practitioners may catch cold or get sore throat by practicing it. In this case they are advised to gargle with hot saline water.

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