Svara Yoga Pranayama – Yoga of Sound Breath
Svara Yoga Pranayama is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Svara (Music or sound), Yoga (yoga) and Pranayama (Breathing technique). It is called as Yoga of Sound Breath in English.
It is an effective breathing technique.It helps to reveal the Brahman and Satya to achieve the Supreme Bliss and Knowledge.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE – YOGA OF SOUND BREATH
- Start with practising to change the flow from Ida to Pingala.
- Few minutes you have to plug your left nostril with a piece of fine cloth or cotton.
- Then lie down on your left side for few minutes (about ten minutes).
- Now, sit straight.
- Slowly up your left knee.
- Place the left heel and keep it near your left buttock.
- Press the left Axilla, arm-pit on your knee (gently).
- Note: You can feel in a few seconds the flow will be through the Pingala.
- Near your right buttock, you have to keep your both heels together.
- Note: Make sure that your right knee will be over your left knee.
- Now slowly keep your left palm on the ground.
- Note: Place a foot away.
- Shift the weight of your trunk rest on your left hand.
- Note: You should not bend at the elbow.
- You have to turn your head towards the left side.
- Now try to hold your left ankle with your right hand.
- Note: The flow of the breath can be changed by NauliKriya also.
- Note: few can able to change the flow by will.
- Then you have to place the HamsaDanda or Yoga Danda at your left arm-pit and lean on it by your left side.
- Note: HamsaDanda or Yoga Danda means a wooden stick of about two feet in length with the shape of U at the top)
- By changing the flow through Khechari Mudra will produce the instantaneous and the most effective result.
- Turn your tongue inside and block the air passage by the tip of your tongue.
- The breathing exercise of all the above steps are intended for general regulation of breath.
- The above steps describes the practise of changing the flow from Pingalato Ida, you have to practise the same exercise on the opposite side.
BENEFITS OF YOGA OF SOUND BREATH
- Energise the body.
- Gives relief from the common cold.
- Great practise for the fever and acidity.
- Helps to get attuned to cosmic rhythms.
- Calms the body and mind.
- Increases the oxygen level in the blood.
- It is a great stress reliever.
DO’S, DONT’S & TIPS FOR YOGA OF SOUND BREATH
People with the following problem please avoid practising this pose, or practise under the expert’s supervisions and doctor’s advice.
- Breathing problem
Practise this yoga daily, will yield the better results.
It’s must to do this pose in the morning with empty stomach.
Always listen to your body, and know your limits. While practise, if you find any pain or discomfort, please exit the pose and ask for the expert’s guidance and doctor’s advice.
Wrong Svara may leads to host of ailments. But the right Svara as described above leads to long, health and happy life.
Let the breath flow through Pingala the whole night and through Ida the whole day.
Perform harsh acts during the flow of Pingala and calm acts during the flow of Ida.