Anulom Vilom Pranayama

Written By Dr. S. Choudhary on Sunday, January 4, 2009 | 3:42 AM

Pranayama counters many problems including health mental tension, depression, stress, anxiety. It is also useful to curb snoring and redice hypertension. There are different types of Pranayama. Anulom Vilom pranayama is one of them mentioned below.

How to perform Anulom Vilom Pranayama
One should sit comfortably in padmasana or sukhasana, keeping back straight and breathing normally. Form the pranayam posture with right hand. Close your right nostril with your right thumb and exhale slowly through the left nostril. Now inhale , slowly to your maximum capacity and then close left nostril with your ring and little finger and lift the thumb off the right nostril and exhale slowly through the right nostril. Then again inhale slowly through the right nostril and close it with thumb and lift your ring and little finger from left nostril and exhale slowly.
This is the complete one round of anulom-vilom pranayama.


Do 11 rounds of anulom-vilom pranayama at a time and three sets in a day.

Benefits of Anulom-Vilom Pranayama

This pranayama helps in various allergic disorders due to house hold allergens, pollens. etc. It helps to purify 72,000 blood vessels. This is excellent for nervous system, lungs and heart. This asana helps in curbing hypertension, phobias, insomnia, nervousness and other mental disorders.


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