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PRANAYAMA AND THE IMPORTANCE OF BREATHING EXERCISES.

The secret to relieving stress and reducing anxiety may be closer than imagined, in something that is practiced involuntarily every day: breathing!   

The following text will cover everything related to breathing exercises, their benefits and the breathing technique framed in Yoga, Pranayama.

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WHAT IS PRANAYAMA?

Pranayama is the set of breathing techniques based on the practice of Yoga, a traditional physical and mental discipline that originated in India thousands of years ago. These techniques emphasize meditation and liberation, whose objective is to control what Yoga calls prana, in Sanskrit, cosmic energy.  The postures complement each other and are learned progressively since some are more difficult than others.

¿QUÉ ES PRANAYAMA?

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BREATHING TECHNIQUES?

The ancient sages of India became aware of these breathing techniques, which are classified into three types: Abdominal breathing, chest breathing and, when put together effectively, full breathing.

Constant practice increases and strengthens the quantity and quality of prana, clears blocked nadis and chakras, and as a result, you feel energized, enthusiastic, and optimistic.

If done correctly, under proper supervision, Pranayama brings harmony to the body, mind and spirit, making one feel physically, mentally and spiritually strong. Prana, air, breath, life, inspired air, life force Yama, control.

WHAT CAN PRANAYAMA DO FOR MY BODY?

Among the benefits of Pranayama, the following stand out:

  • Strengthens the lungs.
  • Improves oxygenation and circulation of the body.
  • It is a precursor in the regeneration of body cells.
  • Balances the nervous system.
  • Improves concentration.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
LOS DIFERENTES TIPOS DE EJERCICIOS RESPIRATORIOS.

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BREATHING EXERCISES.

There are different types of exercises within Pranayama, among which are:

CLEANING EXERCISES:

These provide us with an intensive purification of carbon dioxide in the body, improve circulation, digestion, bring clarity to the mind and an intense dose of energy, and invigorate the rejuvenation of the mind and body.

BALANCE EXERCISES:

These exercise the nervous system, synchronize the two hemispheres of the brain, reduce heart rate and purify our energy channels. It brings a lot of tranquility and well-being. It brings us relaxation and calm in the mind and heart functions. Very effective in times of stress.

MEDITATIVE RELAXATION EXERCISES:

These give us a strengthening of the immune system and are very relaxing, regulating body temperature, muscle and mental relaxation and generating a feeling of satisfaction

EJERCICIOS DE RELAJACIÓN MEDITATIVA:

ANY ADVICE.

To practice these breathing exercises, it is recommended to learn the Panayama techniques with an experienced Yoga instructor, and thus be able to fully enjoy all its benefits.  If you are looking for more information on other techniques to increase mental health, do not hesitate to read one of the following articles. Vegan nutrition: what not to die trying . Meditation; what it is and how it can soothe  the body

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