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Yogic Breathing and Breathwork

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by R**, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. R**

    R** Senior Member

    I'm not sure this is good for everyone with CFS/Dysautomomia. I do each until exercise until it doesnt feel right. Dont do every day but enjoy when I do and have breath.

    The video drags, but was worth it for me. I wrote down the directions to make things easier. I'll share those... this probably belongs in another thread. I'll make one or find one.

    (it starts slow...)

    Breathwork 1

    2-5 minutes max

    Site left heel against right thigh, right heel on topof left leg

    Index finger to tip of thumb

    Spinal Cord straight

    Deep bearth from diaphram to to of lungs (Sense of Joy)

    Inhale and exhale deeply, pressure same with each

    No stress, ease, contentment on face

    Take break, rest, start again

    (for spinal cord yoga, same breath but sink in stomach gently after exhale, release, then inhale again)

    body becoming enlightened, energized, aura expands, strong,

    Breathwork 2

    5 -10 minutes max

    force air out as contract stomach inward (like vomiting)

    do with ease, but force

    exhale with force then relax

    if tired, relax then start over

    medium speed, not too fast if heart probs or chronic illness

    expels toxins, diseases, impurity

    unconscious and subconscious, systems of body fall into order

    allergies, diabetes, sinus, snoring, asthma, concentration, incurable diseases, stomach, liver, acidity, gastric, kundalini awaken, vertical transformation

    Breathwork 3

    start 3X, 10-15 sec, max 21 in winter, 3-5X generally

    breath in and out hard with noise

    chin to chest

    suck in stomach, navel upward

    hold breath (10-15 sec?)

    breath in and out hard with noise


    chin to chest

    suck in stomach, navel upward

    hold breath (10-15 sec?)

    breath in and out hard with noise

    uterus, hernbia, gastric illness

    Breathwork 4

    10 minutes daily


    thumb on right nostril

    breath into left nostril slowly

    middle finger on left nostril

    breath out of right nostril

    inhale completely into lungs, lungs should expand

    deep breaths inhale and exhale

    rhythm in breathing

    slowly, peace of mind, all the feelings,

    rest in between

    "my body systems will all awaken"

    Ohm with every resting breath

    rest concentrate on breath and mind

    synovial fluid, ligaments, cartilage, connective tissue, arthritis, blockages in heart, kundalini awaken, divine energy and emotion, enlightnement, bliss, peace, light, energy, balance, varicose veins, nervous system rejuvination, health, anxiety, depression, parkinsons, migraine, blockages in nerves of brain, paralysis

    Breathwork 5

    close ears with thumbs

    last 3 fingers on eyes close to nose with tips

    index finger on forehead

    deep breath in

    deep breath out... Ohmmmm

    rensions, afraid, suspicous, not trusting, hypertension, HBP, avoid heart disease, blockages in heart, negative energy, conscience, positive energy, migraine, paralysis, self confidence, concentration

    Breathwork 6


    twice while inhaling, once while exhaling (dont get this)

    breath in

    breath out... Ohm...

    slow ongoing breathing

    breathing with the mind

    submission of arrogance, diseases mental disorders, spiritual knowledge, lies and ignorance, lose dark clouds within, one with eternal soul/superconsciousness

    Breathwork 7

    Thyroid: X2 -X11 day

    squeeze throat like a fist


    deep breath in

    hold breath

    chin down to chest

    right thumb close right nostril

    exhale left nostril

    thyroid, snoring, throat problems, ashtma, phlem

    More Breathing Exercises:
  2. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    I think its amazing that they are able to target certain types of breathing to certain disease states. Some of them do look rather vigorous! I'll check the mellower ones and put this on the website when I put up my breathing section - thanks. Of course the yogi's in India or the east have working on these stuff for 1000's of years probably. It seems like a science unto itself.

    A key for me with breathing is just focusing on it - not getting wrapped up in whatever physical/emotional state or event or activity I'm in and periodically paying attention to my breathing (or lack of it at times!) and letting it... deepen and my body relax. Usually when that happens my posture also becomes erect rather than hunched - I can notice a real increase in energy (got to get it where you can! ).
  3. R**

    R** Senior Member

    I remember not holding my breath when I was 12. Became aware of it then. I think you are right, awareness, and I forget to check in most of the time.

    I just do a few of each of the breathing exercises.. or did.. I am going downhill right now. Some days, no breath to do them, but other days, they felt good.. no where at his minimal number.. stopping when I felt pressure.

  4. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

    alternate nostril breathing=parasympathetic/sympathetic balance

    Well, I am meandering between two threads! I posted about alternate nostril breathing on the Body-Mind Sensitivity thread, but I think I'll continue here as this thread's name is more on target.

    If you care to go on a slightly esoteric journey on this subject, I'll give some interesting theory from the old texts on yoga breathing that is actually relevant here.

    It is believed that the right and left nostrils are the "terminals" of certain primary energy channels (technically called nadis)--Ida and Pingala. Ida terminates at the left nostril, is associated with the parasympathic nervous system (vagus), is said to have a negative polarity, and be "cool." Pingala terminates at the right nostril, is associated with the sympathetic nervous system, is said to have a positive polarity and be "warm."

    This theory comes from "Hatha Yoga" texts and yogic breathing comes under the category of Hatha Yoga. Interestingly, the two syllables--Ha and Tha, mean (Ha)--positive, solar, and (Tha)--negative lunar--hence the term Hatha Yoga though it is usually considered to be simply physical exercises or postures.

    So...alternate nostril breathing is actually designed to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems! An interesting experiment: we know that different bodily functions are associated with either the sympathetic or parasympathetic nervous system. So, while eating, hold a finger under your nostrils and see which one is dominant (harder to do while sleeping ;))

    Is this a fun ride or what?


    P.S. disclaimer: I hope I didn't reverse the qualities of Ida and Pingala!
  5. R**

    R** Senior Member

    Sorry to move the thread!

    I love this info. Thank you.


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