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kriyas

purify the body and mind
cleanse and refresh inner tracts
develop inner awareness
calm nerves
clear nadis
allow free flow of prana

2

Neti

Jala neti - saline water through nose

Sutra neti - soft thread

Ghrita neti - ghee

Dugdha neti - milk

3

Trataka

steady and continuous gaze at a point of concentration
- internal
- external

4

Kapalbhati

vatakrama - similar to pranayama

vyutkrama - sucking water in through nose and expelling through mouth

sheetkrama - taking mouthful of water and expelling through nose

5

Meaning of pranayama

the control of the flow of the life force

6

Ujjayi pranayama

relaxing empowering
restricting passage of air at back of throat

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Alternate nostril breathing

helps purify and energise

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Kapplabhati pranayama

clears mind fog, inner calm
expand abdomen, contract abdominal muscles to force air out

9

Simhasana pranayama

Lion's breath
relieves tension in the face
releases negativity

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Name the pranayama techniques

Lion's breath
Alternate nostril breathing
Kapplabhati
Ujjayi