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Pranayama is?

the science of breathing
the regulation of breath

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Vyana

Located in the peripheral nervous system throughout the entire body. circulation and movement

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Udana

throat, upper chest and head. thought, speech and exhalation

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Prana

inward moving, heart, chest and lungs, respiration

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Samana

abdomen, digestion and metabolism

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Apana

pelvic floor, downward and outward flow, elimination and reproduction

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Three components of breath

Inhalation (inspiration)
exhalation (expiration)
retention (absorption)

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Breath and autonomic balance

inhalation is sympathetic arousal

exhalation is parasympathetic arousal

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Left and right side channels

Left side is Ida:
cooling , calming, Lunar

Right side is pingala
heating, activating, solar

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What is Chakra

chakra means wheel, known as wheels of energy
in the panic sheath of astral body where nadir come together
they represent energy centres
can be unblocked through practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation
provide physical, mental and spiritual health

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What are Nadis?

subtle passage of astral tubes through which spiritual energy passes

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Seven Chakras

crown chakra
brow chakra
throat chakra
heart chakra
solar chakra
spleen chakra
root chakra

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Root Chakra

improves muscle tone and prevents injury

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Sacral chakra (Spleen)

enhances drainage from lymphatic system

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Naval chakra (solar)

improves digestive fire and deep breathing

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Heart chakra

efficient working of circulatory system

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Throat chakra

improves self expression and balanced function of thyroid and parathyroid glands

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brow chakra

improves intuitive knowledge and healing from distance

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crown chakra

attains highest stage of conscious and spirituality

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Benefits of diaphramic breathing

improved posture
efficiency of cardiopulmonary system
decrease breathing rate
maintains relaxed state
gently massages internal organs

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Pranayama exercises for managing stress

yogic breathing (diaphragm breathing)
2:1
sukha purvka (alternate nostril)
mum breathing
brahmari breathing (Bumbling bee)
ujjaya breathing (humming breathing )
Kaphalabati is also the 30 breaths powerful exhalation

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Pratyahara is

withdrawal of senses
ability to turn attention inward
ability to concentrate on single object with intellect alone

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Dharana is

concentration - holding attention of mind onto one object

concentration objects:
mantra
image
watching breath
candle flame