Dog Breathing


Sthithi : Vajrasana

Practice

  • Place the palms of the hands on the ground beside the knees
  • Make the spine slightly concave and fix the gaze straight ahead
  • The mouth is opened wise, the tongue is pushed out to its maximum. Practice rapid, forceful inhalation and exhalation, expanding and contracting the abdomen vigorously.
  • Repeat the practice for 30 seconds
  • Relax in Sasankasana

Benefits

  • Full diaphragm contraction empties locked up air in the alveoli of the lower  lobes.
  • Rapid exhalation cleanses the lower & middle portion of lungs by expelling carbon-dioxide trapped in the alveoli.
  • Awareness of airway in lower and middle zone helps in relaxing the brochi.
  • Opens up prana blocks and calms down the mind

Note

  • Since this dynamic nature od practice is a form of hyperventilation, epileptics and high blood pressure patients should avoid it


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