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Ashthangyog

Ashthangyog

Maharishi Patanjali's yoga is known as Raj Yoga / Ashthangyog, which is a system for control of the mind.(Yogaś chitta-vtti-nirodha"Yoga is the inhibition (nirodha) of the modifications (vtti) of the mind (chitta)".

Eight steps of Yoga are Yama, Niyam, Asan, Pranayam, Pratyahar, Dharna, and Dhyan & Samadhi.

1-YAMA - (Means self restraint i.e. the five "abstentions"):  The duties required to be done for harmonious and peaceful flow towards the society. If we practice of YAMA we will be away from corruption, quarrel, battle, crime and there will be peace, happiness, honesty.

Five kinds of ‘Yama’ has been described as follows- swisstimepieces.net

  1. Ahinsa is non-violence or mercy. It teaches us do not give pain, suffering, harm to anyone through words, thoughts, or deeds. Love to entire creation of god is Ahinsa. Stopping and removing the ideas of harming others, violence etc will go a long way to ensure your mental peace and purity.( Dwesh ,Vair-tyag,Shatruta ki Manogranthi samapt ) MAHATMA GANDHI PRACTICED AHINSA IN HIS REAL LIFE.
  2. Satya is non-lying or truthfulness i.e. saying exactly what one sees with one’s eyes hears with one’s own ears and understands through one’s own brain.                                                      If you practice Satya it protects you from the tension of your lies being caught by others. One who practices Satya enjoys good sleep at night and happy mood during the day. It is a well known fact that if you tell a lie today, you have to speak 100 lies later to avoid your lie being caught.(Vaak siddhi , Man Nirmal ,Desired Results of all work)
  3. Asteya is non-stealing. No Cheating It teaches not to be greedy of others wealth or possessions. If you have a habit of stealing that gives you insecurity. (Gupt dhan known)
  4. Brahmacharya is non-sensuality i.e. keeps one’s sense organs and organs of procreation under control . It also means not to be tempted by the Lustful enjoyments through, thoughts, words and deeds. “If a married man engages in sex only with his wife and only at the time of ovulation with the sole purpose of producing children,he is a Brahmachari. He is practicing Brahmacharya. In Grihastha Ashrama." In vedic literature the basic purpose of sexual activity is reproduction.  (Death fear go fully)
  5. Aparigraha is non-possessiveness.  Not to accumulate wealth & property beyond one’s necessity.  In Asteya one gives up stealing but may accept charity. But in Aparigraha, charity is also not accepted. No greed .Possessing only minimum things and appliances by minimizing your requirements to the basic minimum level only.(Know about past and future janam)

2-NIYAMA- Duties performed for the benefit to soul are called ‘Niyamas’. These are principles of dos and don’ts to regulate daily routine life.                                                                                                              These  are five in number as follows -

  1. Shaucha means purity (internal and external). Shaucha increases concentration to go in further steps of yoga.The body can be kept clean and pure by Sattvic food and Shat-karmas i.e. Six yogic purification kriyas –
    1. Neti cleaning of nose.
    2. Dhauticleaning of stomach,
    3. Nauli cleaning of intestines,
    4. Vasti cleaning of rectum,
    5. Kaplabhati cleaning of lungs and
    6. Triatak cleaning of vision
  2. Santosh means Contentment; one should be satisfied with whatever is acquired from truthful duty and by grace of God. Contentment in the highest form of happiness. Being satisfied with what one achieves after hard work and honesty  is Santhosha.( Can go to deep dhyan )
  3. Tap means development of resistance power. It includes keeping the mind detached and under control to bear pain, heat, cold, hunger, thirst etc. While performing your duties, you may encounter many difficulties and obstacles in your way. Tolerating and bearing all these difficulties with patience and a smiling face is Tapa.( Ashuddhiyan nasht , body strong )
  4. Swadhyaya means to regular study spiritual books, to upgrade one's real knowledge and spending one’s time in the company of good people and exchanging ideas with them like in SATSANG .( Easht dev ke sakshaatkaar )
  5. Ishwar Pranidhana means complete surrender of self to God in words, deeds and thoughts. It implies worship of God, chanting of His Name, hearing about Him and thinking of Him. Submitting the results of our action to Him. Nothing is mine all belongs to God. If nothing is mine, why should I indulge in wrong malpractice?(Samadhi siddh hoti he)

3-ASANA - Literally means "seat", and in Patanjali's Sutras refers to the seated position used for meditation. (Sthir Sukham Asanam) means a posture which is comfortable and which keeps body straight and firm to impart a state of effortlessness to the body. Asanas are of two types  ;

  1. Meditation postures meant for comfortable long lasting stable postures in which a person can stay for a long time to do meditation like Padmasana, Sidhasana and swastikasana.
  2. Physical Postures meant to gain physical health like Sarvangasana, Bhujangasana, Chakraasana, Pawanmuktasana etc.

4-PRANAYAMA Improve mentally, physically & spiritually (PURIFIE AS A WHOLE)

‘Prana’ breath, "Ayama", to give direction, to restrain , to spread or to stop i.e. to control of the life force by controlling the normal breathing cycle.Evils are destroyed by Pranayam.

It is essential for purification of body and mind. Pran is not only the air; it is the vital energy in the air which keep us alive. Chetna comes with pran.

For living we need, FOOD, WATER & AIR.

ROULE OF THREES – 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water, 3 minutes without oxygen person cannot survive.

Expulsion of waste product, Toxins –

1) Stools   - Expel Solid waste .We pass 1 or 2 times per day so it is least important. Take lot of roughage and water to remove solid waste toxins.

2) URINEExpel Liquid waste. We pass 6-10 times per day. Little more important than Stools. It is 24 hours involuntary process. Take lot of water to remove water soluble waste toxins.

3) PERSPIRATION – Expel Liquid waste toxins. It is a 24 four hours process from the skin which is the biggest organ of the body and more important than urination. It is involuntary and voluntary also.

4) AIR – Remove air waste, toxins of Body and Mind. It is also 24 hour’s inhalation and exhalation involuntary and voluntary process also. Maximum purification is done by air i.e. respiration. It can cause physical & mental purification .Therefore in Yoga we give maximum importance to Pranayams.

NOTEDo accurate posture physically. Feel with concentration on the affected body parts.  With inhalation which carry oxygen, environmental energy to the exact locations. Then exhale while coming to normal position. It will help to remove toxins, excessive deposition from the affected body organs.

Pranayam includes controlling the

      1) Inhalation (Poorak)

      2) Exhalation (Rechak) and 

      3) Stopping of breath (Kumbhak)

          i)  Antrik Kumbhak 

          ii) Bhaia Kumbhak

          iii) Madhya Kumbhak   -

              a) Inhale, stop breath and again inhale

              b) Exhale, stop breath again exhale

              c) Inhale, stop breath in 2 steps

              d) Exhale, stop breath in 2 steps

              e) In all steps do silent chanting of Om i.e. called as Meditational Breathing (See Sudarshan Chakra Meditation) any Mantra in all steps?                  

There are four types of breathing;

  1. Chest Breathing.
  2. Abdomen Breathing.

       Yogic Breathing -

  1. Chest Abdomen Breathing.
  2. Abdomen chest Breathing.

Subdivision of Vayu; 

1) Prana vayu; pervades the region from throat to the heart. It helps in the downward flow of breath.                                                               

2) Apana Vayu; located below the naval region. It strengthens the large intestine and helps in the expulsion of wastes like urine and stools.                

 3) Samana Vayu; It pervades the region between the heart and the naval. It controls the digestive organs.                                                                                                 

4) Udana Vayu; pervades the region from the throat to the brain. It controls sense organs & brain.                                                                 

5) Vyan Vayu;  pervades the entire human body . It coordinates all the Vayus and other centers of energy & the extremities which keeps proper balance of the body.

According to the Rigveda, nadi means “stream,” The Sanskrit word NAAD, means “movement.” Nadis transport various subtle energies throughout the body. They operate like channels, or a delivery system, from the chakras to whole body.

Controlling the flow of pran vayu from nadis, Ida and Pingla i.e. breathe through left & right nostrils are Pranayam.

You have to learn BANDHS to do Pranayam –

  1. Jalanda Bandh ,
  2. Udyaan Bandh
  3.  Mool Bandh
  4. Tribandh

 

MAIN THREE TYPES OF PRANAYAMS

SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM is inhale slowly and exhales forcefully. (For cleaning and purification)

SHISHIRTAR PRANAYAM is forceful inhalation and forceful exhalation. (Very Refreshing with new fresh air i.e. pran vayu)

PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM - Meditational breathings as explained in Sudarshan Chakra Meditation 5th step. (Enter for Activation with positive energy for all optimal sensation and function)                                                                    

  1. NADI PRANAYAMS
  1. Chandra Nadi Pranayams
  2. Surya Nadi Pranayams
  3.  Sushumna Nadi Pranayams

 

  1. CHANDRABHEDI PRANAYAMS

The flow of pran vayu through the left nostril is done by IDA OR CHANDRA NADI.                            

Benefit of Chandrabhedi Pranayams

  1. Provide the cool effect by impression from MOON ENERGY.
  2.  Irritability, Anger, Rage is cured by cooling mind.
  3. Hyperactive child can be controlled. Hyperactive mind and body.
  4. Induce Sleep and tranquility because it acts more at night or darkness.
  5. Anxiety Neurosis, Restlessness of mind can be controlled.
  6. Control the left side of brain.         
  7. Static not active physically       
  8. It affects mental level. Mentally impressionable         
  9. Feminine character         
  10. It carries the energy of caring, love, devotion and emotion.   
  11. It controls the thoughts            
  12. It gives the BHAKTI YOG Quality.
  13. When it is disrupted or out of balance people become extrem  Emotional, Psychic sensitive, suffer from Insomnia, fears, and  Nightmares.  
  14.  If uniformed, it removes the anxiety, nervousness Hurriedness. For Restlessness, Stress, Hyperactivity in children, Autistic children etc. It gives the calmness,quietness, relaxation.  
  15. Hemiplegia Right side of the body, breathing through left  nostril while concentrating on left hemisphere of the brain.                                                                                                     Chandrabhedi Pranayams mainly affects left Brain -
  16. Control left side of body and also right side of body by decussating the nerve fibers in brain.
  17. Logical reasoning- Science and mathematics. Verbal and logical functions including language (listening, reading, speaking, and writing), thought and memory involving words.
  18. Detailed Orientation – Sensing where one’s body is in space relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination.
  19. Facts Rules – Understanding the sum of any situation.
  20. Emotional function. Practical
  21. Risk Avoidant – regulating avoidance behavior.
  22. Puzzle Solving.
  23. Large Muscle Movement
  24. Balance of body.
  25. Nonverbal Communication - 65%. - Facial expression, Tone of Voice,   Movements,   Eye Contact
  26. Verbal -35% - Sensing Smalls sounds and taste
  27. Controls the immune system
  28. Is responsible for involuntary body functions like breathing , heart rate  and digestion

METHOD TO DO DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHANDRABHEDI PRANAYAMS

1-Chandra Nadi SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM – inhale slowly and exhales forcefully from left nostril (For cleaning and purification of Ida Nadi i.e Chandra Nadi )

2-Chandra Nadi SHISHIRTAR PRANAYAM - forceful inhalation and forceful exhalation from left nostril. (Very Refreshing with new fresh air i.e. pran vayu in Ida Nadi i.e Chandra Nadi) 

3-Chandra Nadi PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM - Inhale and exhale from left nostril only with Meditational breathings as explained in Sudarshan Chakra Meditation 5th step. Silent chanting of BASE Mantra – OM-OM, SO- HUM, SAI-SAI,RAAM-RAAM , ALLAH - ALLAH, GOD-GOD. (Entry for Activation with positive energy for all optimal sensation and function of Ida Nadi i.e. Chandra Nadi)

 3a) Chandra Nadi Spiritual Breathing Pranayam - Spiritual Breathing with feeling of cold air while inspiration and warm air while expiration.

3b) Chandra Nadi Meditational Breathing Pranayam – Meditational breathing - Silent chanting of BASE Mantra – OM-OM, SO- HUM, SAI-SAI, RAAM-RAAM , ALLAH - ALLAH, GOD-GOD.

3c) Chandra Nadi Kumbhak Pranayam –

  1. Chandra Nadi pravishti Pranayam with Antrik kumbhak-Inhale from left nostril and stop breath, exhale from left nostril. With every inhalation and kumbhak and exhalation do the silent chanting of Base mantra. No Bandh
  2. Chandra Nadi pravishti Pranayam with Bahiya kumbhak- Inhale from left nostril followed by exhalation from left nostril followed by bahiya kumbhak. After completing again inhale from left nostril. With every inhalation, kumbhak and exhalation do the silent chanting of Base mantra. No Bandh.
  3. Chandra Nadi pravishti pranayam with Madhya Kumbhak - Inhale from left nostril stop breath in between than again complete breathing with full inhalation from left nostril. One round.    Same way with exhalation. With every inhalation and kumbhak and exhalation do the silent chanting of Base mantra. All breathing and kumbhak should be with meditational breathing.

3d) Chandra Nadi Bandh Pranayam  

  1. Inhale from left nostril stop breath with jalandar bandh and mool bandh, exhale from left nostril. – One round.
  2. Inhale from left nostril followed by exhalation from left nostril and do bahiya kumbhak with tribandh. Inhale from left nostril. – one round

 

4-Chandra Nadi Anulom Pranayam -   Take slow deep gentle breathing from left nostril and exhale from right nostril only. (Entry for Activation with positive energy for all optimal sensation and function of Ida Nadi i.e. Chandra Nadi)

3a) With Spiritual Breathing - Left nostril inhalation and Right nostril exhalation withSpiritual Breathing with feeling of cold air while inspiration and warm air while expiration.

3b) With Meditational Breathing – Inhale from left nostril and exhale from right nostril with Meditational breathing - Silent chanting of BASE Mantra – OM-OM, SO- HUM, SAI-SAI, RAAM-RAAM, ALLAH - ALLAH, GOD-GOD.

3c) Chandra Nadi Anulom Kumbhak Pranayam –

  1. Inhale from left nostril and stop breath – Antrik kumbhak – exhale from right nostril. No Bandh
  2. Inhale from left nostril and exhale from right nostril then stop breath with Bahiya kumbhak then inhale from left nostril. No Bandh                                                                                                   3d) Chandra Nadi Anulom Bandh Pranayam –
  3. Inhale from left nostril stop breath with jalandar bandh and mool bandh, exhale from right nostril. – One round. Pran vayu and apan vayu  ka Milan - Yog
  4. Inhale from left nostril and exhale from right nostril then stop breath with Bahiya kumbhak and tribandh then inhale from left nostril. One round                                                                      V-Swachalit Chandra Nadi Pranayam - Without using pranayam mudra of hand inhale from left nostril and exhale from left nostril by high concentration in meditational breathing.                                                                                                                            VI - Swachalit Chandra Anulom Pranayam - Without using pranayam mudra of hand inhale from left nostril and exhale from right nostril by high concentration in meditational breathing.

B) SURYABHEDI PRANAYAM

The flow of Pran Vayu through the right nostril is done by the PINGLA OR SURYA NADI – SOLAR 

  Benefits of Surya Bhedi Pranayam-

  1.  Provides the heat effect     
  2. Affect Right side of brain  
  3. It acts to wake up and come in action from the sleeping state because it acts in daytime and in light.
  4.  Controls the right side of the body?
  5. Jatharagni increased. Assimilation, Digestion, Absorption, Expulsion is activated. Good for children with Anorexia i.e. Loss of Appetite.
  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  7. Abdomen fat reduction because Surya Nadi dissolve abdomen fat if done by abdomen breathing.
  8. Sinusitis –Cough, cold mainly if it is after exposure to cold.
  9. Nasal Polypus
  10. Nasal Bone increased in size.
  11. Ear blockages.
  12.  Dynamic   
  13.  Activate physically and mentally if anyone is Dull, Sluggish, Exhausted and Lethargic.
  14.  Acts on Physical level       
  15.  Masculine character          
  16.  It governs motivation, ambition, will power  
  17.  Multiple thoughts                
  18. Desire for deeper spiritual knowledge. It creates the tendency towards GYAN YOG OR RAJ YOG.      
  19.  An imbalanced PINGLA NADI creates the tendency to anger, excess ambition, egoistic, and self centered behavior .It removes the dullness, sluggishness to activate the mind and body.

In Paralysis to activates the nervous system.                                        Hemiplegia left side of the body, breathing through right nostril while concentrating on right Hemisphere of the brain

    Surya Nadi affects Right Side Brain.

  • Feeling - The experiencing of affections and emotional states
  • Controls attention, memory, reasoning, and problem solving.
  • Imagination, creativity and arts.
  • Symbols and Images
  • Intuition
  • Appreciation
  • Perception
  • Knows object function
  • Presents possibility
  • Impetuous
  • Risk Factor
  • More likely to visualize than think in words

METHOD TO DO DIFFERENT TYPES OF SURYABHEDI PRANAYAM

1-Surya Nadi SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM - inhale slowly and exhales forcefully from right nostril (For very Cleaning and Purification of Pingla Nadi i.e. Surya Nadi)

2-Surya Nadi SHISHIRTAR PRANAYAM forceful inhalation and forceful exhalation from right nostril. (Very Refreshing with new fresh air i.e. pran vayu in Pingla Nadi i.e. Surya Nadi)

3-Surya Nadi PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM – Inhale and exhale from right nostril only with Meditational breathings as explained in Sudarshan Chakra Meditation 5th step. Silent chanting of BASE Mantra – OM-OMS, SO- HUM, SAI-SAI,RAAM-RAAM , ALLAH - ALLAH, GOD-GOD. (Entry for Activation with positive energy for all optimal sensation and function of Pingla Nadi i.e. Surya Nadi)  

 

3a) Surya Nadi Spiritual Breathing Pranayam - Spiritual Breathing with feeling of cold air while inspiration and warm air while expiration.

3b) Surya Nadi Meditational Breathing Pranayam  – Meditational breathing - Silent chanting of BASE Mantra – OM-OM, SO- HUM, SAI-SAI,RAAM-RAAM , ALLAH - ALLAH, GOD-GOD.

3c) Surya Nadi Kumbhak Pranayam –

  1. Surya Nadi pravishti Pranayam with Antrik kumbhak-Inhale from Right nostril and stop breath, exhale from Right nostril. With every inhalation and kumbhak and exhalation do the silent chanting of Base Mantra. No Bandh.
  2. Surya Nadi pravishti Pranayam with Bahiya kumbhak- Inhale from Right nostril followed by exhalation from right nostril followed by bahiya kumbhak. After completing again inhale from Right nostril. With every inhalation and kumbhak and exhalation do the silent chanting of Base Mantra. No Bandh.
  3. Surya Nadi pravishti pranayam with Madhya Kumbhak - Inhale from Right nostril stop breathe in between than again complete breathing with full inhalation from Right Nostril .One round. Same way with exhalation. With every inhalation and kumbhak and exhalation do the silent chanting of Base mantra. All breathing and kumbhak should be with meditational breathing.

 

3d) Surya Nadi Bandh Pranayam –

  1. Inhale from Right nostril stop breath with jalandar bandh and mool bandh, exhale from right nostril. – One round. Pran vayu and apan vayu  ka Milan - Yog
  2. Inhale from Right nostril and exhale from right nostril then stop breath with Bahiya kumbhak and tribandh then inhale from left nostril. One round

 

4-Surya Nadi Anulaom Pranayam - Take slow deep gentle breathing from Right nostril and exhale from Left nostril only. (Entry for Activation with positive energy for all optimal sensation and function of Pingla Nadi i.e. Surya Nadi)

4A) With Spiritual Breathing - Right nostril inhalation and left nostril exhalation with Spiritual breathing with feeling of cold air while inspiration and warm air while expiration.

4B) With Meditational Breathing  – Inhale from right nostril and exhale from left nostril with Meditational breathing - Silent chanting of BASE Mantra – OM-OM, SO- HUM, SAI-SAI,RAAM-RAAM , ALLAH - ALLAH, GOD-GOD.

4C) Surya Nadi Anulom Kumbhak Pranayam –                                                                                                            

  1.                  Inhale from right nostril and stop breath with Antrik

                     Kumbhak then exhale from left nostril. No Bandh

                 ii) Inhale from right nostril and exhale from left nostril then

                    stop breath with without bandh inhale

                    from right nostril. No Bandh.

 

4D) Surya Nadi Anulom Bandh Pranayam -  

  1. Inhale from right nostril stop breath with with jalandar bandh and mool bandh exhale from left nostril. – one round                                    

ii)  Inhale from right nostril and exhale from left nostril then                                 

     Stop breath with Bahiya kumbhak and tribandh then

     Inhale from left nostril. One Round.

 

5- Swachalit Surya Nadi Pranayam - Without using pranayam mudra of hand inhale from right nostril and exhale from right nostril by high concentration in meditational breathing.

 

6- Swachalit Surya Anulom Pranayam- Without using pranayam mudra of hand inhale from right nostril and exhale from left nostril by high concentration in meditational breathing .

 

 

C) SUSHUMNA BHEDI PRANAYAM

 The flow of the Pran Vayu through Surya Nadi and Chandra Nadi meets in the SUSHUMNA NADI which exists in naso-pharynx. This is the central canal having the NEUTRAL effect by controlling the flow of Chandra Nadi and Surya Nadi which are balanced in Sushumna Nadi. It controls and balances the other two Nadi. SUSHUMNA NADI provides light and knowledge giving SATVIK GUNA. It is also called SARSWATI or SHAKTI NADISUSHUMNA NADI descends down to turn into MANOVAHINI NADI which is situated behind sternum near heart. This is to be concentrated at the time of PRAYER position at the time of meditation to control MAN (mind).

Yoga is to affect the proper balance between IDA and PINGLA and to gain spiritual upliftment through the attainment of light and knowledge from the SUSHUMNA NADI.

It affects the Mid Brain, Pons, and Medulla Oblongata, Hypothalamus, Pineal Gland in Children and Pituitary Gland in adults.

1-Sushumna Nadi SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM - Inhale slowly and exhales forcefully from both nostril with frictions of posterior nostril by narrowing the naso-pharynx region by putting pressure of posterior tongue to soft palate or by khechri mudra. (For very Cleaning and Purification of Sushumna Nadi)

2-Sushumna Nadi SHISHIRTAR PRANAYAM- forceful inhalation and forceful exhalation from both nostrils with frictions of posterior nostril by narrowing the naso-pharynx region by putting pressure of posterior tongue to soft palate or by khechri mudra. (Very Refreshing with new fresh air i.e. pran vayu in Sushumna Nadi) 

3-Sushumna Nadi PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM with spiritual breathing - Inhale and exhale from both nostrils with Meditational breathings as explained in Sudarshan Chakra Meditation 5th step. Silent chanting of BASE Mantra – OM-OMS, SO- HUM, SAI-SAI, RAAM-RAAM, ALLAH - ALLAH, GOD-GOD. (Entry for Activation with positive energy for all optimal sensation and function of Sushumna Nadi)

4- Sushumna Nadi PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM with Kumbhak

  1. Antrik Kumbhak
  2. Bahiya Kumbhak
  3. Madhya Kumbhak

5- Sushumna Nadi PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM with Bandh

  1. Antrik Kumbhak with Jaladar badhd and mool bandh
  2. Bahiya Kumbhak with Tribandh

 

 

B) SAPTCHAKRA PRANAYAMS-

  1. Sahastra Chakra SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM – Opposite Anjali mudra
  2. Sahastra Chakra SHISHIRTAR PRANAYAM
  3. Sahastra Chakra PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM

 

  1. Aagya Chakra SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM – opposite anjali mudra
  2. Aagya Chakra SHISHIRTAR PRANAYAM
  3. Agya Chakra PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM

 

  1. Vishuddhi Chakra SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM – opposite anjali mudra
  2. Vishuddhi Chakra SHISHIRTAR PRANAYAM
  3. Vishuddhi Chakra PRAVISHTI PRANAYA

10. Anahat Chakra SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM – stretch chest

11. Anahat Chakra SHISHIRTAR PRANAYAM

12. Anahat Chakra PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM

13. Manipurak Chakra SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM - stretch back, Chin Mudra

14. Deep Manipurak Chakra SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM

15. Vilom Manipurak Chakra SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM

16. Manipurak Chakra SHISHIRTAR PRANAYAM

17. Manipurak Chakra PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM

 

18. Swadisthan Chakra SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM – Ling mudra,Yoni mudra

19. Swadisthan Chakra SHISHIRTAR PRANAYAM

20. Swadisthan Chakra PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM

 

21. Mooladhar Chakra SANSHUDDHI PRANAYAM - Apan Mudra

22. Mooladhar Chakra SHISHIRTAR PRANAYAM

23. Mooladhar Chakra PRAVISHTI PRANAYAM

 

C) GENERAL PRANAYAMS-  

1- Anulom Vilom Pranayam

2- Swachalit Anulom Vilom Pranayam 

3- Narishodhan Pranayam

4- Sheetli Pranayam

5- Seetkari Pranayam

 

6 - Ujjayee Pranayam

  1. Vishuddhi Chakra Ujjayee Pranayam
  1. Slow Continuous – Shankh ki dwani
  2. Fast Rhythm – Dunky and pegion sound
  1. Agya Chakra Ujjayee Pranayam ( Snoring )
  1. Slow Continuous
  2. Fast Rhythm

       

7- Bhramri Pranayam

  1. Sahastra Chakra Bhramri Pranayam – vibration on vertex
  2. Agya Chakra Bhramri Pranayam – blocking nose
  3. Vishudhi Chakra Bhramri Pranayam – blocking throat

 

 

8 -Bhahiya Pranayam / Tribandh Mudra

9- Angshakti Vikasak Sanshuddhi Pranayam, Shishirtar Pranayam

      & Pravishti Pranayam

     i) Eyes Concentration Breathing

     ii) Forehead Concentration Breathing

     iii) Brain concentration Breathing

     iv) Midbrain& Pituitary Gland Concentration Breathing

     v) Spinal & Nervous System Concentration breathing above downwards.

     vi) Chakras Concentration breathing below upwards

 10-Moorchhit Pranayam

11-Udgeet Pranayam / Pranav Pranaym - Methods of Chanting of OM

1- Divide your breath in three parts & concentrate in division

A- First part says Aooooooo

B - Second Part Say Ooooooo

C – Third Part Say Mmmmmm

2- Concentrate at WORD OM or OM PARVAT while chanting of OM

3 – Concentrate in WRITING OF OM SLOWLY

4 – Concentrate at organs creating voice of OM. Create vibrations & feel.

A - Aoooo - feel vibration at throat pit, vocal cord, and larynx.

B - Ooooo - Feel vibration at buccal Cavity and cheeks

C - Mmmmm – Feel vibration on lips.

These organs are activated, refreshed with good blood supply.

Diseases like Tonsillitis , Throat infection , Bad breath, Acnes on face , Sunken face will improve with Glow on face.

5 - Concentrate, pour deep with loud voice & feeling of vibration.

A - Aoooo – at stomach, epigastrium.

B -  Ooooo – at chest.

C - Mmmm – at Head, vertex, crown of head.

Activate stomach, heart, lungs and brain

6 - More vibration with very less sound which is to be poured inside the body.

7 - Vibration with sound of Mmmmmmm with closed mouth with silent chanting of OM Like in brahamri Pranayam.

8 - Say OM silently while inhalation & Say OM silently while exhalation.

9 - Say OM while concentrating in all chakras i.e. Mooladhar chakra , Swadhisthan chakra Manipurank Chakra , Anahat Chakra, Vishudhi Chakra , Agya Chakra , Sahastra Chakra or Bhramrandra.

10 - Say OM while concentrating on whole spine from down to upward from Coccyx, Sacrum, Lumbar, Thoracic, Cervical, Mid brain, Cerebrum.

11 – Say OM with chest breathing.

12 – Say OM with abdomen breathing.

13 – Say OM with chest abdomen breathing.

14 – Say OM with Abdomen chest breathing.

15 – Say OM with tribandh mudra in the end of OM.

 

5-PRATYAHARA - ("Abstraction"): Withdrawal of the senses from their respective organs from external objects and projecting those inwards is Pratyahara. Withdrawal of favorite things in your life. Control, taste, smell, listening, talking, eating, drinking etc. Not giving response, reactions to external world. Mind purity is achieved through giving up the attachments, jealousy.  After a little practice you will yourself feel that you are no more a slave to your sense and you are own master. Your memory will be sharpened and your will power will become stronger.  Now you will feel that you are equipped and competent to enter the internal disciplines i.e. Dharna, Dhyan & Samadhi.

          Preventing our Indriyas or body organs from going on the wrong path is

            Pratyahara.

The tongue wants to taste palatable eatables.

The nose wants to smell agreeable smell.

The ears also want to listen to good music, song & praise also.

 

But what will happen if these Indriyas or organ systems start acting independently without any control of the owner of the body. The owner of the body will not be able to perform his routine duties if he allows all his organ systems or Indriyas to work as they desire.

6-DHARANA - ("Concentration"): Dharna is control of mind in such a way that it is confined fix the focus on a single particular subject after locating it with dedication. One can concentrate to his Aradhya Dev / Esht Dev or favorite deity.

 

7-DHYANA - ("Meditation"): Dhyana is removing all things from mind except constant attention on the object of concentration. It purifies the mind and lights the mind with Sattva Guna.

 

8- SAMADHI - ("Liberation"): Samadhi is ultimate goal of life. Merging consciousness with the object of meditation.  It is the state of super consciousness and perfect calm. It is climax of Dhyan . When Dhyan achieves maturity, the mind loses the sense of duality with the object of concentration     ( Dhyan ) leading to state of Samadhi .