Pratiloma

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Pratiloma is the extra preset training type in Prana Breath app, available in Guru version.

Download: Pratiloma.trng

Effects

  • improving concentration and patience
  • increasing oxygen supply
  • strengthening the nasal mucosa
  • relieving migraines
  • helping those who suffer from asthma and diabetes

Origin, history

This training type, as well as "Harmony" and "Power", is derived from Pranayama, an ancient Vedic technique of breathing gymnastics, and is translated from Sanskrit as "the opposite way of alternating nostrils".
It is considered to be a converse version of Anulom Vilom Pranayama.
In Prana Breath this training type is adapted even for people that don't practice Yoga and/or don't have much time for practice but still need its effect.

Setting the training

  1. Download this pattern if you don't have it yet.
  2. Choose this pattern in Training tab or Control tab.
  3. Set the optimal training complexity so the training brings you joy, yet doesn't seem too easy. Use the options in Control tab and/or Dynamic tab to adjust all parameters.

Training process

  1. Choose the comfortable position.
  2. Empty your lungs, breathing out with effort.
  3. Inhale slowly and gently though your right nostril, closing the left nostril in a way you are comfortable with.
  4. If you practice medium training level, retain the air, with your nose pinched, making sure your face muscles stay relaxed. Skip this stage, if you practice beginner training level.
  5. Exhale through both of your nostrils.
  6. Inhale through your left nostril. Again, make sure you're inhaling slowly and gradually.
  7. Hold your breath (for medium training level only).
  8. Exhale through the nose.
  9. Keep breathing, alternating nostril while inhaling, till the end of your training session, following the breath method indicator.
  10. After you're done, you might take some time for meditating and contemplating yourself.
  • Some Yoga schools state that inhaling in this Pranayama should be performed with the partially closed nostril, making an air flow more powerful, but slower. You may try and see how it's better for you.

Other questions

How long should I train? How can I combine this pattern with another? Should I always inhale through my nose?
If you have such or other questions, please look through the FAQ page.