Pranayama - Fast breathing
In fast breathing, one needs to increase the rate of respiration to about 100 breaths
per minute. But the breathing is not shallow, one should breath with equally forceful
inhalation and forceful exhalation. This involves fast movement of diaphragm by
moving abdominal muslces and chest muscles.
Benefits of Fast Breathing
- Due to the fast inhalations
and exhalations, the carbon dioxide levels in the blood fall and oxygen levels increase
in the blood. The rich oxygenated blood supplies to the vital organs, improving
- Due to rapid exchange of gases
on cellular level, toxins are removed and the cell are revitalized.
- The fast movement of diaphragm
gives massage to the digestive organs, lungs and heart increasing their efficiency.
- Fast breathing is good for
increasing the overall Prana in the body.
- This technique can also can
get rid of excess mucus, helps in removing sinusitis and common cold etc.
Precautions (Contra indications) -
- Fast breathing should not be
done by those who have High Blood pressure, heart problems, ulcers, hernia.
- People who have undergone abdominal
surgeries, heart surgeries, brain surgeries should consult the medical expert or
- This is not recommended during
Practice Instructions -
Note - Some students may feel dizziness, light headed due to fast breathing,
if one feels uncomfortable then he / she can stop the fast breathing and may hold
the breath for about 10 seconds, or try to inhale and exhale in same plastic bag,
and then continue normal breathing. (This dizziness is caused due to reduced carbon
dioxide levels, which cause constriction of blood vessels in the brain, reducing
blood flow to that part temporarily.)
- Initially one should start slowly by 30 Inhalation and exhalations in 1 minute,
and slowly build the speed to 60 rounds in 1 minute. You may practice it for about
- After practicing for 15 to 20 days, one can increase the speed to about 80 rounds
per minute and then you may even do 120 rounds in 1 minute.
Mr. Gandhar Mandlik (Rishi Dharmachandra)
- Prana Pranayama Prana Vidya - Swami Niranjananda Saraswati (Bihar School of Yoga,
- Pranayama - Yogacharya Vishwas Mandlik (Rishi Dharmajyoti), Yoga Vidya Gurukul,
- Pranayama - Swami Kuvalayananda (Kaivalyadham, Mumbai)