Bellows Breathing
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Bellows Breathing
Breathe in and out through your nose very quickly and forcefully.
  • Practice is ideal for purifying blood
  • Improves complexion.
  • Clears the air passages.
  • Gives massage to the chest area.
  • Warms the body up
  • Used for reducing fats
  • Speeds up the metabolism.
  • Tones digestive system.
  • Helps remove excess mucus, helpful when there is cough or cold.
  • Helps to balance the doshas.
  • Can be helpful during labour.
  • Balances the nervous system.
  • Brings focus and calmness.
  • Gives energy.
  • Helps with depression.
  • Improves circulation to the heart and lungs.

How to do it

<p>One has to operate the lungs like bellows.</p><p>Take a deep breath in and breathe out forcefully through the nose. Do not strain. During inhalation the abdomen moves outward as the diaphragm descends and as one exhales the abdomen is pulled in. The movement should be slightly exaggerated. Do not expand the chest or raise the shoulders. There should be no jerk to the body. Continue with this type of breathing but increase the speed. This is basically fast breathing. After practicing one round inhale through the right nostril slowly and then exhale through the left nostril. This is one round.</p>

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