Breath Fire Yoga

by | Feb 9, 2014 | Just for Fun | 0 comments

Breath of fire is a breathing technique often used in Kunadlini Yoga. I first learned of it decades ago when I heard a medical doctor speak about his work with those in prison. This quick “super-charging” requires no equipment, can be done anywhere, and leaves you feeling energized.

Benefits of Kundalini Yoga

  • Quickly oxygenates the blood
  • Strengthens the nervous system (and balances sympathetic and parasympathetic)
  • Heats the body
  • Boost immunity
  • Expands lung capacity
  • Tone abdominal muscles

Technique

  • Sit cross-legged with your chest lifted up.
  • Take a deep breath in through your nose (all breath of fire is done through the nose).
  • As you exhale, pull your navel in. (Visualize your diaphragm moving like a bellows.)
  • Breath as rapidly as allows you to do so evenly and intentionally (inhalation and exhalation are same length). You will sound like you are sniffing or panting like a puppy.
  • After 1 minute, rest.

Watch

YouTube contains several videos which demonstrate this technique. Transport yourself to Santorini Greece with this depiction of breath of fire.

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