Thursday, 29 September 2011

Surya Bheda Pranayama

In this pranayama, inhalation is done only through the right nostril.


  1. Sit in Padmasana, keeping your head, neck and back erect.
  2. Place your right thumb on the right nostril and the middle finger on the left nostril.
  3. Place your index finger in the space between the two eyebrows.
  4. Close the left nostril and breathe through the right nostril, filling up your lungs.
  5. Close both nostrils and apply Jalandhara Bandha.
  6. Raise your head and lift the chin from the throat cavity.
  7. Close your right nostril and exhale completely through the left nostril.
  8. You can hold your breath for a longer time with time and practic.
  9. Start with 10 repetitions and increase it up to 40.


  • This pranayama gets rid of all impurities from your body.
  • People suffering from asthma, cold and gastric problems can get relief from Surya Bheda.
  • Your immune system will get stronger.
  • Digestion improves.
  • Surya Bheda helps release heat from your body.


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