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Pranayama - Fast breathing

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

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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.)

Mr. Gandhar Mandlik (Rishi Dharmachandra)

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