Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 3 30 /11 / Nov /2011 09:28

The health is bound(connected) to 3 elements:

- The physical body

- The energy body

- The mental body

In every attitude of the physical body corresponds a breath, also for the energy body.

The health is going to deceive at first at the energy level, then at the mental age and finally at the physical level.

If my energies are full in me, there is not passage anymore for the negative (germs, virus)

Prânâyâmâ exbandages the energy and undoes knots, tensions in all the energy structure.

In the mental age, the importance of the breath is essential because the breath allows then a better management of 3 aforesaid elements: body physical appearance(physics), energy body and mental body.

The breath of the yogi corresponds to 20 % of air(sight) and 80 % of energy.

For the common individual it is the opposite.

At the beginning of the practice of the yoga the prânâyâmâ is not evident, to lengthen(stretch out) the breaths, to to make retentions for full or empty lungs, or then to to inhale only with the stomach, to to equalize the breaths, etc. etc. etc. we tend to force and that clamps(sticks), we miss air(sight), we have the impression(printing) sometimes to suffocate(suppress), feelings resurface, it's all one heap of discomforts which it is quietly necessary to fight(dispute).

It is necessary to force " the machine " without wanting to force

Because the prânâyâma depends

Of the harmony,

Of the happy medium,

Of the balance.

Too much effort or not enough

Is not positive for the pranâyâmâ,

The best ally is the Time(Weather)

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Monday, November 7th, 2011 1 07 /11 / Nov /2011 13:52

Bhastrika Is translated by smith's bellows.

We can thus imagine that such a smith we instigate a fire(light) and it is exactly that he(it) is going to take place by practising this prânâyâmâ in his(its) abdominal shape.

It is the breath which is exclusively made with the stomach to cleanse the energies of the fire(light). There will be then one Expansion of this energy in all the structure of nadî (channels(canals) of energy) and chakrâ (centres of energy), a stimulation of the body, the immune system and a releasing the breaths. Bhastrika prânâyâmâ abdonminal undoes the knots of energies and the mental tensions.

Bhastrika abdominal softens the diaphragm.


Take one sat(based) classic (tailor(suit), sidhâsana, ardhapadmâsana, padmâsana). Hands on knees it jnana mudrâ (gesture(movement) of the knowledge and the wisdom). Very right(straight) back.

Expire by bringing in the stomach

Inspiring in the outgoing, inflating him(it).

We make +ou-40 breaths in the minute

Mantrâ: SO in the inspir ¦ HAM in the expir

Display(Visualization): see the breath which goes and comes between 1 red point situated on the base of the vertebral column (muladhara chakrâ) and 1 white point situated at the level of the fontanel (sahasrara chakrâ).

The inspiration goes(takes) up of the red point or white, the expiration comes down(falls) the other way around.

Mudrâ|bandha: mulabandha, kechari mudrâ, shambavi mudrâ, ujjayin

Time(Weather): 1 or 2 mn of breaths (with SO HAM) followed by a retention with full lungs (with 3 contractions + the sound SO) between 30 seconds in 1 minute.

Begin again so 5 times all in all

When we discover for the 1st time this breath, and to manage to master him(it), it is necessary to be relaxed well, the relaxed shoulders, then to practice(to be applied) at the beginning only by concentrating only on the movement of the stomach by putting a hand there, it will be more understandable. And the mantrâ SO HAM is really going to help to support this breath. Pronounce H of the HAM in the expir as smith's bellows would make him(it) when we send the air(sight) towards embers.

And then especially, do not invert the movement!

Inspir, the stomach swells with SO / Expir the stomach retracts with HAM

The mantrâ indeed pronouncing mentally on.

There is also a thoracic version which is then going to cleanse anahata chakrâ, center of energy of the heart. It will be the subject of a next article.

Good breaths!!

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 1 03 /10 / Oct /2011 10:52

In the practices of Prânâyâmâ We have to visualize(display) at once(at the same time) the route of the breath or visualize(display) the full moon, the height-sun and count the time(weather) of the breaths with one Bîja-mantrâ As OM Or RAM YAM SO HAM Etc....

I finalized(worked out) a method not to have any more to count mentally while listening mentally Mantrâ Or have to move fingers.

It is quite simple.

For example, you are in the posture of 1/2 pinches- Ardhapascimottanâsana - And you have to visualize(display) the Full Moon, hear(understand) the sound YAM( If you are on the left leg), while making breaths 1/4/2 and hold the immovable position.

Count your breaths by visualizing(displaying) the celestial body - the Full Moon in our example - and cut in 4 equal parts. Every part corresponds to 1 time(weather) with one Mantrâ


1 tour(tower,ballot) thus corresponding to 4 time(weather), begin again and you will have made 8 time(weather), then 16 etc....

Mantrâ Chooses, him, will ring, will vibrate, mentally in sequences in every part and when you will more feel at ease, he(it) will ring continuously...

Your concentration will be there only finer and more composed and your managed soufflesmieux.

You will also make for the Height-sun.

And then also when to fix you a point or a bright sphere in the mental space, in the forehead(front)- Âjna-chakrâ | Shambavi mudrâ - By having only the circle and the parts obviously, as by transparency.

Forgotten the accounts with fingers, the mental accounts, the displays(visualizations) of flowers (would need not to make a mistake about number of petals!), there it is simple and effective.

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Friday, September 30th, 2011 5 30 /09 / frog /2011 08:00

Sama = Same(even), equal
Vritti = The wave, the wave

For certain techniques, we are going to use Samavritti prânâyâmâ Which is a breath where all the breaths are equalized.

He(It) so consists: inspiration / retention with lungs heights / expiration / retention with empty lungs.

And every time(weather) are equal

For example: inspir on 4 time(weather) / retention with full lungs on 4 time(weather) / expiration on 4 time(weather) / retention with empty lungs on 4 time(weather)

We are thus going to name(appoint) him(it): 1/1/1/1 - to see explanations in the article { Here}

Indeed on, these breaths can be extended on 5, 6, 7 time(weather).

We meet this pranâyâmâ in Viparita karani mudrâ ( the inverted gesture(movement)), Kurmâsana (the posture of the tortoise), enter other.

Samavritti prânâyâmâ Bring a deep relaxation, improves the concentration and is balancing.

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 4 29 /09 / frog /2011 08:00

It is simply the way to name(appoint) (and to write) the time(weather) of the breaths: inspirations, expirations, retentions with full lungs and retentions with empty lungs

Knowing that universal one second corresponds at time(weather) Matra - Time measure(measurement) in yoga - in 1 and a half second in 2 seconds,

Then for a lengthened(stretched out) breath which contains an inspiration and an expiration, we are going to name it) 1/2:

- 1 amounts to 4 time(weather) of inspiration

- 2 amounts to 8 time(weather) of expiration (the double(copy) of the inspiration)

We continue with the retentions of the breath?

If we inspire on 4 time(weather), then retention of the breath with full lungs on 16 time(weather) and the expiration on 8 time(weather), we are going to name(appoint) him(it) so: 1/4/2

Thus, if we work a prânâyâmâ with Retentions with empty lungsWe shall name(appoint) him(it): 1/2/4

And if we want to double the breaths, the celà give(look): 1/8/4 - 1/16/8 - 1/32/16 etc....

You will notice that the inspiration is always on 4 time(weather) in this explanation simplified sometimes it is more, sometimes it is 5 or 6 or 7 as in the technique of Marjariâsana prânâyâmâ ( One of the postures of the Cat) where there we work the elongation of the breaths (inspirs and expirs), but we shall return in another article dedicated to this technique there.

And 1/1/1/1?

It is the breath SamavrittiThe breath where all the breaths are equalized called sometimes the square breath.

1/1/1/1 is equal to 4 time(weather) of inspir / 4 time(weather) of retention to the full / 4 time(weather) of expir / 4 time(weather) of vacuous retention.

In the nâtha-yoga we rather tend to travailer Samavritti prânâyâmâ in 2/2/2/2 (breaths equalized in 5 time(weather) instead of 4)

Difficult all this?

No, it is just a question usually, we make fast there.

A thing(matter) still, the time(weather) Matra It is the time(weather) when your thumb(inch) around the knee + 1 snap of the fingers crosses(goes through)

That the breaths are!

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Friday, September 23rd, 2011 5 23 /09 / frog /2011 11:03

Kapala = The Skull ¦ Bhati = The Light

Kapalabhati = The Light in the Skull

There are 3 manners to make Kapalabathi :

  • As practice of cleaning: strong, powerful, with the sound OM and the retentions to the full [ Kumbhaka ]
  • As practice of pure prânâyâmâ: the breath is finer, more subtle. There we try to find suspensions of breaths [ Kevala ]
  • As alternated practice: for the balancing of nâdi Ida And Pingala ( Channels(Canals) of lunar energy to the left and solar to the right)

kapalbhatiKapalabhati The breath in nostrils and celà powerfully consists in be only tonic expirations with the stomach, in making vibrate, ringing. The inspirations are passive.

The rhythm is rather fast, between 80 in 120 breaths in the minute.

Bandha and mudrâ:

  • - Mulabandhâ
  • - Retracted stomach: left between the navel and the pubis so that there is not more than a part(party) between the navel and the plexus which works, which made the breath
  • - Kechari mudrâ ( The turned(returned) language(tongue))
  • - Eyes: closed, convergence âjna chakrâ - the mental space - the forehead(front)
  • - Eyebrows raised to bring a maximum of light
  • - Display(visualization): a beleu or silvered point of light (or a bright sphere) in this mental space. Sound with the vibration of the sound OM
  • - Mantrâ : OM

Position: sat(based) classic, stable and high in whom(which) we can pull(fire) the vertebral column upward

Every time we are going to expire, we are going to ring the breath in the point of light (or the sphere) which we fix in âjna, in the mental space and with the breath we are mentally going, indeed on, to say the sound OM

Little by little the thought, the breath, the energy, the light are going to concentrate in this space, in this point.

KapalabhatiAs practice of cleaning of the skull, is powerfully made and serves to clean the thoughts, in any case to slow down them, to eliminate the discursive and analytical proccessus of the thought.

It is the prânâyâmâ which loads(charges) the blood in Co ² what calms down, calms and brings the immobility.

We practise him(it) in the beginning of session on the place(square) of the relaxation savâsana (lengthened(stretched out) on the back)


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