Techniques of Anulom Vilom Pranayama
Following Bahaya Pranayama we come to one of the most important Pranayamas – Anulom Vilom Pranayama as advised by Baba Ramdev. Along with Kapal Bharti Pranayama, Anulom Vilom Pranayama is very important for healthy living and may also be performed for the same duration of 15 minutes.
Fill your lungs with air. First close your right nostril with your thumb and take a deep breath in from your left. Then close your left nostril with your middle and ring fingers and exhale from your right. Now breathe in from your right nostril and breathe out from your left. Repeat for 15 minutes.
While performing Anulom Vilom Pranayama make sure you are sitting in upright posture, eyes are closed and with a calm state of mind. For receiving the most benefit from this ‘Pranayama’, we must do it with complete faith and dedication.
Again make sure you are filling in the air specifically in your lungs, only up to the diaphragm and not in your stomach. Slowly and steadily repeat it. Breathe in from your left nostril, breathe out from your right, then inhale from your right nostril and exhale from your left. Always start and end from your left nostril. Always perform the ‘Paranyamas’ in the same sequence – Bhastrika, Kapal Bharti, Bahaya and then Anulom Vilom Pranayama.
If Kapal Bharti is effective in curing ailments related to Pancreas and kidney, then Anulom Vilom Pranayama is beneficial in eliminating all complications arising from Diabetes. Hypertension, Depression and Gangrene are results of Diabetes. Body’s blood circulation reduces, eye sight becomes weak and heart also becomes feeble. With regular practice of Anulom Vilom Pranayama all these ailments may reduce. Blockage of the heart may open up and your body will get a new lease of life.
Not only this, on a spiritual level, it escalates your state of mind. We always feel a sense of loneliness and are scared of being left out. It worries us and makes us insecure. If one regularly practices Anulom Vilom Pranayama with absolute faith and dedication, then the almighty God will always be with us. One will never feel alone or sad. The world around you may desert you, people that you love and care for, may abandon you, but God will never leave your side. You will feel one with infinity. All the negativity will leave you. Life will become as beautiful as the first lights of dawn.
This is one of the Pranayamas everybody can do. Just make sure to do it gently and with deep breathing. It has brought relief to endless practitioners against innumerable diseases.
Take a look at this clip to see how to perform it: