This breathing exercise is an absolute essential to the practive of Kundalini Yoga. This was introduced recently on Les Mills Body Balance 50. This would provide you some techniques and basic information about the legendary Breath of Fire Yoga Pranayama.
You do not need anything extra on this breathing exercise. A calm an peaceful environment is recommended.
What are the Benefits of Breath of Fire Kundalini Yoga Pranayama?
- It quickly oxygenates your blood throughout your system, thus helping the body clean and detoxify by removing its waste more effectively.
- It helps build larger lung capacity.
- This generates warmer body temperature and rises your metabolism through increasing your level of energy.
- Since it has a consistent rhythm, it synchronizes with your body, promoting a internal harmony and whole-being.
- This technique balances the nervous system as an additional benefit from the former bullet.
- When done consistently and forcefully, it helps improve by massaging the digestive track by sending quick pulses made by the diaphragm.
Precautionary measures in practicing Breath of Fire Kundalini Yoga Pranayama
- When feeling dizzy, immediately continue your normal breathing to avoid suffering from vertigo.
- Women who have their monthly cycle should practice Long Deep Breathing instead rather than doing this technique as this forces your cervix to expand.
- If you have history of hypertension or the like -heart disease or suffer from stroke or epilepsy, be very cautious with your vital signs before doing this. Also, if you have acid or heat related gastric issues such as ulcers you should use caution.
- Sit in a comfortable position.
- Lengthen your spine by elongating it upwards. This includes your neck. Carefully bring your chin back and in like a military on alert.
- Close your eyes and free your mind from any distractions/
- Rest your hands in any comfortable position. As you clear off everything, start relaxing your muscles.
- When you’re feeling calm, begin to breathe rapidly through the nose with equal force on the inhalation and exhalation – like you are a dog, sniffing.
- Keep the breath shallow, as much as possible, at the tip of the nose.
- Proceed at a consistent and your most comfortable pace until you establish a steady rhythm.
- Pay no special attention to the chest or diaphragm other that staying relaxed.
- You will find the stomach pulses on its own in rhythm to the breath.
- Do this for a minute.
- For more intermediate people, do this at a faster pace for three minutes.
- For advance people, start to build the pace after three minutes then gain power and force to your diaphragm. Continue upto 10 minutes.