Top 7 Yoga Breathing Exercises Steps and Benefits

Yoga Breathing Exercises Steps and Benefits

In yoga, there are 50 types of pranayama (yoga breathing exercises) with minor variations. Like Nadi Sodhana, Shitali, Ujjayi, Kapalabhati, Digra, Bhastrika, Bahya, Bhramari, Udgeeth pranayama, Anuloma & Viloma Pranayama, Agnisar Kriya and so many. Out of those all pranayama, you should practice at least following seven pranayamas (deep breathing exercises) regularly to become fit and fine.

Deep Yoga Breathing Exercises

1. Bhastrika Pranayama
2. Kapalbhati Pranayama
3. Bahya Pranayama
4. Anulom Vilom Pranayama
5. Bhramari Pranayama
6. Udgeeth Pranayama
7. Pranav Pranayama

What is Pranayama?

In Sanskrit, Prana = Breath,   Ayama = Control
Pranayama is an ancient practice of controlling breath which is an important part of yoga. Pranayama is nothing but deep breathing exercises. About 5000 years ago pranayama was originated in India.

Yoga Breathing Exercises Benefits

  1. Improves concentration
  2. Improves blood circulation
  3. Boost immune system
  4. Release stress, depression, and tension
  5. Detoxifies our mind, body, and soul
  6. Reduces risk of heart attack
  7. Gives relief from hypertension, diabetes, and insomnia

7 Yoga Breathing Exercises Steps and Sequence

Only practicing these seven pranayamas, you will become active, fit, happy and healthy. These deep breathing exercises take around 40 – 45 minutes to complete. You can increase the duration of each pranayama as per your stamina. Let’s see one by one.

1. Bhastrika Pranayama

Yoga Breathing Exercises - Bhastrika Pranayama

In Sanskrit language, Bhastrika mean bellows. It is one of the best deep yoga breathing exercises to boost your immune system. In Bhastrika pranayama our body gets maximum oxygen due to deep inhaling.

Benefits of Bhastrika Pranayama
The immune system, depression, stress, acidity, diabetes, migraine, obesity, constipation, nervous system, Parkinson’s, heart problems, cholesterol, high blood pressure.

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2. Kapalbhati Pranayama

Yoga Breathing Exercises - Kapalbhati Pranayama

Out of seven pranayamas, Kapalbhati is one of the best deep breathing exercises to lose weight and burn belly fat naturally. Kapalbhati breathing exercise is consists of exhaling forcefully and quickly with a hissing sound. [ Kapalbhati Breathing Exercise Steps ]

Benefits of Kapalbhati Pranayama
Reduce high blood sugar, burn belly fat and weight, cures obesity, Improves function of pancreas and kidneys, cures constipation and so many benefits.

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3. Bahya Pranayama

Yoga Breathing Exercises - Bahya Pranayama

Benefits of Bahya Pranayama
A hernia, diabetes, acidity, gastric problems, reproductive organs, sperm problems etc.

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4. Anulom Vilom Pranayam

Anulom Vilom Pranayam steps and benefits

It is one of the best and effective yoga breathing exercises to cure your heart blockages and release your stress, depression, and tension.

Benefits of Anulom Vilom Pranayama
Heart problems, stress, tension, Nervous system, high blood pressure, diabetes, brain, neurological disorder, blood circulation

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5. Bhramari Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayama steps and benefits

In this breathing exercise, when you breathe out, a typical humming sound like (Indian bee) comes so it is called as Bhramari Pranayam.

Benefits of Bhramari Breathing Exercise
Beneficial in curing stress, depression, frustration, tension, heart blockages naturally

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6. Udgeeth Pranayama

Udgeeth pranayama steps and benefits

In Sanskrit “Udgeeta” means singing loudly. Udgeeth pranayama consist, breathing deeply inwards and chanting of “Om” in a loud pitch while breathing outwards.

Benefits of Udgeeth Pranayama
Beneficial in stress, depression, sleep disorder, high blood pressure, hypertension, memory power

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7. Pranav Pranayama

Pranav pranayama steps and benefits

Pranav pranayama should be done after completing six pranayamas (yoga breathing exercises). It is very simple to practice because you have to concentrate only on your inhaling and exhaling without making any noise. Just like meditation.

Benefits of Pranav Pranayama
Calms the mind, release stress and depression, improve concentration etc

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