- strengthening the lungs
- energizing the body
- improving digestion
- removing mind's usual hustle-bustle
This pattern is the first in the set in "Oriental Breathing Therapy", and its effects if similar to Purifying breath.
This training type is derived from the book of Professor Takashi Nakamura "Oriental Breathing Therapy" (1981). Prof Nakamura has claimed this breathing practice, along with other patterns in his book, helps to keep health on a great level throughout long active life.
The reason why this pattern in included here is the personal recommendation of our regular user from Munich Max Schubert.
In Prana Breath this training type is adapted even for people that don't practice any meditative practice and/or don't have much time for practice but still need its effect.
Setting the training
- Choose the comfortable position.
- Empty your lungs, breathing out with effort ("Prepare").
- Inhale and exhale fast through your nose first four cycles. Breathe out vigorously, putting some effort to it, while breathe in passively.
- Inhale fast through your nose.
- Exhale fast through your mouth, pursing your lips. Produce gentle "Hmmm" sound and contract your abdominal muscles while exhaling.
- Sustain your breath, relaxing your diaphragm in the end of this phase.
- Inhale deeply and slowly through the nose.
- Exhale fast and vigorously through your nose.
- Keep breathing like in steps 3-8 till the end of your training session.
- After you're done, you might take some time for meditating and contemplating yourself.
- NB! It is recommended to practice this pattern no more than 3-5 minutes during one session, to avoid lowering CO2 level in your blood.
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.