Below is a list of the pranayama techniques that have been discussed on this blog. Please click on the appropriate link to get all the details. Please note that the techniques are listed alphabetically based on their Sanskrit names.
- Bandhas (Energy Locks) – three locks – Mula Bandha (root lock), Uddiyana Bandha (navel lock) and Jalandhara Bandha (chin lock) – applying while holding the breadh
- Bhastrika (Bellows breath) Pranayama – both inhalation and exhalation are forced, brisk and energetic.
- Bhramari (Humming Bee) Pranayama – deep breathing with a humming bee sound during exhalations; hand gesture in the Shanmukhi Mudra
- Deep Sectional Breathing – breathing deep into differnt parts of the lungs
- Deep Three-part Yogic Breathing – deep breathing engaging the entire lung capacity
- Jala Neti (Nasal irrigation with saline water) – one of the six cleansing techniques
- Kapalabhati (skull-shining) pranayama – short, brisk and forced exhalations followed by natural, passive inhalations
- Kumbhaka (Breath Retention) – general concepts
- Kumbhaka (Breath Retention) Pranayama
- Samavritti (equal rotation) Pranayama
- Viloma Pranayama (Interrupted Breathing)
- Naadi Shuddhi (Alternate Nostril Breathing) – deep, soft, Ujjayi breaths through alternate nostrils
- Sheetali and Seetkari – Cooling Pranayama to control stress and blood pressure
- Ujjayi (Victorious) Breath – deep breathing with the epiglottis slightly constricted resulting in a slight hissing sound (ocean wave like)
- Ujjayi Pranayama – Breathing deep three-part breath during inhalation, holding the breath with the chin against the chest, then exhaling deep three-part breath through the left nostril.
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