Bahya Pranayama Breathing Benefits and Steps

Bahya Pranayama Breathing Exercise Benefits and Steps

Bahya pranayama exercise is also known as external retention. Bahya means external, Pranayama means breathing exercise and retention means holding the breath or kumbhaka. This breathing exercise is beneficial for a hernia and diabetes patient.

Steps of Bahya Pranayama

  • Sit in Padmasana or Sukhasana with the erect spine.
  • Now inhale (breathe in) deeply.
  • Now, while exhaling (breathing out), try to touch your chin to chest.
  • Squeeze your stomach and pull it upward. Hold this position and your breath for 10-15 seconds.
  • Now inhale (breathe in) and release chin.
  • Keep in mind while inhaling your head should be upward and while exhaling head should be downward.
  • Repeat this cycle for 2-5 minutes. After practice, you can increase the duration.

Benefits of Bahya Pranayama

  • It is effective breathing exercise to cure hernia patient.
  • Cures acidity and gastric problems
  • Good for prostate and urinary problems.
  • Cures reproductive problems.
  • Help to cure diabetes.
  • Cures urine and sperm-related problems.
  • Helps to improve concentration

Precautions for Bahya Pranayama

  • Those are suffering from hypertension, heart problem should not practice this pranayama.
  • Women should not practice during the periods.

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