Bajrasana Deep Breathing(Thunder Bolt Pose)
Practice Procedure: Be seated on the ground with legs folded double from the knee and together while the soles of the upturned feet should remain under the buttocks, heels jutting outward on either side. Folded knees should remain close together in the front. The torso should remain absolutely straight with spine kept erect. Both arms should be outstretched and palms placed on the corresponding knees, fingers pointing downward.
2 sets (10 cycles in each set). 4 secs breathe-in by raised shoulders with backward movement, 1 sec pause with raised shoulders, 8 secs breathe-out with “ha” sound by coming forward and 1 sec pause by touching the ground with finger tips after coming forward. So for one cycle, we have to spent[4+1+8+1]14 secs. In this way we have to do 10 cycles for 1 set. After each set, 30 secs rest at Bajrasana with closed eyes.
Sahaj Pranayama No1
Practice Procedure: 2 sets (5 times each set). In each set – at first 4 secs breathe-in by raising both hands, 1 sec pause by touching the ground behind head, then 8 secs breathe-out with putting the hand down and 1 sec pause by touching the ground with both hands then 4 secs breathe-in by raising one leg, 1 sec breathe hold at raising leg position and 8 secs breathe out with putting the leg down and 1 sec pause before starting another leg. In this way – another leg have to do. So by 1 set we have to spent [4+1+8+1*3] 42 secs. In this way we have to do the total procedure at a stretch 5 times. In this way another leg has to be performed. After each set, 1 min rest at lying on your back.
Sarbangasan (Shoulder Stand Posture)
Practice Procedure: Lie flat on the back on the ground. Now raise the straightened legs upward with levering action by both palms holding from either side of the body. Use this levering action of the arms from both sides so as to make the body from shoulder up to toes propped-up vertically in one straight line with the bent head rested on the ground while the chin should be touching the chest and eyes will keep gazing upward to the pointed toes.
2 sets(60 secs per set). At sarbangasana with full stretched body as depicted in the video, have to stay 60 secs with normal breathing. This is one set. After each set 1 min rest at lying on your back. (240 secs)
Practice Procedure: 2 sets(30 secs per set). At the time of sahaj gokhilasana, 30 secs will be spent with normal breathing. After each set, 30 secs rest at lying on your back. (120 secs)
Singhasan (Lion Pose)
Practice Procedure: Sit on the ground with the thighs together, knees folded so that the lower half of the legs remain close on either side of the thighs on feet spread outwards, the arms stretched in front holding the knees rested on the ground close to each other and the head bent down allowing the chin to touch the chest. Simultaneously stick out the tongue as much as possible, tucking the chin towards the chest and in this position inhale and exhale and emit a sound like a lion roaring.
2 sets(10 cycles per set). 4 secs continuous breathe-in by raising both shoulders with backward movement, 2 secs pause at this position, 12 secs breathe-out by sticking out tongue with continuous sound at this position, 2 secs pause by returning to the starting position before next breathe-in. By sticking out tongue with continuous bold sound, you can stimulate your larynx, tonsil, thyroid, parathyroid, vocal chord and so on and do positive thinking about healing of these said organs at the time of practicing sinhasana. This is one cycle. In this way you have to do 10 cycles at a stretch for one set. After each set , 1 min rest at bajrasana with closed eyes.(520 secs)
Kapalbhati by Mouth
Practice Procedure: Sit in the bajrasana posture. Those who are unable to sit in this posture may use a chair. Blow the air out of your lungs through the mouth and as you blow the air out, the stomach along with the lungs must be emptied of air. As you had exhaled orally now inhale through your mouth and fill your lungs and stomach with air.
2 sets(50 times at a stretch per set as described in our video). After each set 30 secs rest at bajrasana with closed eyes.(160 secs).
Contra-indication: Acute emphysema, tachycardia, uncontrolled hypertension, heart palpitation, anginal discomfort, chest pain, pericarditis or coronary diseases, migraine headache due to physical strain.
Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
Practice Procedure: Sit in bajrasana. Stand on the knees with the arms at the sides. The knees and feet should be together, but may be separated if this is more comfortable. Lean backward, slowly reaching for the right heel with the right hand and then the left heel with the left hand. Push the hip forward, keeping the thighs vertical and bend the head and spine backward as far as comfortable. Relax the whole body, especially the back muscles, into the stretch. The weight of the body should be evenly supported by the legs and arms. The arms should anchor the shoulders to maintain the arch of the back. Return to the starting position by slowly releasing the hands from the heels one at a time.
2 sets (30 secs per set). At ustrasana by grabing the ankle joint with both hand as depicted in the video, you have to stay 30 secs with normal breathing . This is one set. After each set, 30 secs rest at bajrasana with closed eyes.(120 secs)
Bhastrika Pranayam (Bellows Breath)
Practice Procedure: Sit in a comfortable meditation posture with the hands resting on the knees. Keep the head and spine straight, close the eyes and relax the whole body. Take a deep breath in and breath out forcefully through the nose. Immediately afterwards breathe in with the same force. Forceful inhalation results from fully expanding the abdominal muscles and forceful exhalation from firm contraction of the abdominal muscles. Do not strain. During inhalation, the diaphragm descends and the abdomen moves outward. During exhalation, the diaphragm moves upward and the abdomen moves inward. The movements should be slightly exaggerated.
2 sets(30 cycles per set). Breathe-in with bending the hands and breathe-out with stretching the hands. Try to breathe-in by 1 sec and breathe-out by 1 sec. Every cycle of breathe-in and breathe-out need 2 secs approx as depicted in the video. After each set 30 secs rest at bajrasana with closed eyes (180 secs).
Practice Procedure: Sit in bajrasana. Raise the buttocks and stand on the knees. Lean forward and place the hands flat on the floor beneath the shoulders with the fingers facing forward. The hands should be in line with the knees, the arms and thighs should be perpendicular to the floor. The knees may be slightly separated so that they are well aligned under the hips. This is starting position. Inhale while raising the head and depressing the spine so that the back becomes concave.
2 sets(10 cycles per set). It is hatha yoga as well as western pranayama. The starting position of this pranayama is bajrasana with stretched hands touching the ground. Here is three parts for doing this procedure. First part – the chest will touch the ground, second part – the both hands will be straight by raising the upper body with looking up, third part- the body will come back at the starting position.
Practice Procedure: Choose a comfortable place for meditation. Place the hands on the knees. Close the eyes and relax the whole body. When the body is comfortable and still, watch the breath until it spontaneously becomes slow and deep. Close the left nostril with the ring finger and inhale slowly and deeply through the right nostril. Exhale slowly through the right nostril, keeping the left nostril closed with the ring finger.
2 sets(8 cycles per set). Assuming-6 secs breathe-in by right nostril, 6 secs pause by holding both nostrils and 8 secs breathe-out by left nostril. Thus one cycle completed. In this way, you have to do 10 cycles in one set. After each set, 30 secs rest at sitting position by crossed legs(i.e. Sitting sukhasana) with closed eyes.(380 secs)
Practice Procedure: Lie flat on the stomach. Stretch your hands and legs. Fold your hands as in the video. Your forehead should touch the folded hand.And slowly raise your legs as much as possible.
2 sets(30 secs per set). At the time of makarasana, 30 secs will be spent by holding both elbow each other where forehead will touch the crossing of both hands with raising both legs at 30 degree to 45 degree with normal breathing. This is one set. After each set, 30 secs rest at lying on your chest.(120 secs)
Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
Practice Procedure: Lie flat on the stomach with the legs and feet together, and the arms and hands beside the body. Bend the knees and bring the heels close to the buttocks. Grasp the ankles with the hands. Keep the knees and thighs firmly on the floor and the arms straight throughout the practice. Place the the chin on the floor. This is starting position. Tense the legs and push the feet backward while raising the head and chest as high as possible from the floor without straining. Use the backward movement of the legs to assist the raising of the body, allowing the back muscles to remain passive. In the final position the head is tilted back. Hold the final position for as long as is comfortable. Slowly lower the chest and head to the ground by releasing the legs.
2 sets (30 secs per set) One should practice 30 secs with normal breathing at this position as described in the video. After 30 secs by doing this asana, 30 secs rest on chest at lying position. In this way another set have to do.(120 secs).
Practice Procedure: Practice as described in the video.
Practice Procedure: 3 sets(10 cycles per set). With continuous 3 secs (approx) breathe-out with raising the upper body up to reaching toes and knees at the same time and with continuous 3 secs(approx) breathe-in come back at starting lying position on back as depicted in the video. This is one cycle. In this way 10 cycles have to do for 1 set. After each set- 30 secs rest at lying on your back.(270 secs)
Anulom Vilom (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
Practice Procedure: Sit in any meditative posture. Keep the spine in erect position with relaxed body and mind. Now slowly inhale the external air deeply through left nostril, pressing the right nostril with thumb. Hold your breath after closing the left nostril as well with ring finger. Release right nostril and breathe out. Breath hold and breathe in through right nostril. Breath hold by closing both nostrils. Then release left nostril and breathe out.
10 cycles. First – continuous 6 secs breathe-in by left nostril, 2 secs pause by holding both nostrils, continuous 12 secs breathe-out by right nostril, 2 secs pause by holding breath, then – continuous 6 secs breathe-in by right nostril, 2 secs pause by holding both nostrils, continuous 12 secs breathe-out by left nostril, 2 secs pause by holding breath. In this way 1 cycle has been completed.
After 10 cycles Do POSITIVE THINKING* for 1 min. (total 500 secs)
Practice Procedure: Follow the meditation procedure as per the direction in the video at the same time and for single time only.
1. Continue this course once a day, 5 days a week and up to 6 months. After 6 months, this course should be changed for advanced course for getting better result.
2. Ii is advised to practice on a reasonably empty stomach or at least 2-3 hours after your meal.
3. Positive thinking – to get the best result at shortest time, at every rest period do positive thinking such as –
- I will get relief from all my diseases.
- I will get relief from all my discomfort.
- My body and mind will be in prime state.
- I will feel mental and physical satisfaction without any expectation.
- I will finish the task i begin , with full determination.
- I will surely digest the food i will eat.
- I will remember the lessons i learn and i will have full confidence in doing so.
- I will build my future on the right path and will not deviate.
- The organs of my body will work according to my command and i will have full control over them.
- I will be brave to get rid off shame, hatred and fear and will go forward with courage.
Positive thinking is capable of stimulating various glands throughout our body, such as hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands. These glands secrete beneficial hormones which keep the body immune from diseases. Further, through positive thinking the autonomous nervous system can be regulated.
4. If you feel a particular asana or breathing procedure or movement or meditation procedure is difficult for you or is hurting you – just skip that and move onto the next one. This way you can minimize the chance of getting hurt and maximize the opportunity to learn.
To get full benefit from yoga meditation, you have to maintain your health in an optimum state. For this purpose eating the right food, particularly if you have a health condition then avoiding certain food that are detrimental and would cause aggravation.
A healthy diet is essential for long life and the avoidance of many life threatening health conditions and diseases. When you eat healthy food you feel energized . This energy extends to the old age, keeping you vibrant and healthy even as you age.
A healthy diet plan is also essential to keep fit. A good balance between exercise and food intake is important, as this helps to maintain muscle strength and a healthy body weight. A balanced diet can help you maintain your proper body weight and decrease your risk of many diet-related chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. A wide variety of foods is important for good health. Different minerals are important nutrients in our diets.
Foods you can eat:
Grains : Oatmeal, Corn Bread, White or Brown rice, rice cake etc.
Fruits: Fruits are rich in fiber and vitamins and free of fats and cholesterol. Eat varieties of fruits such as apple, banana, strawberries, lemons, papaya, Dates, Ripened mango, Pears, Cucumber,cantaloupe, oranges, grapefruit, watermelon, chard, collard greens, raspberries, peppermint leaves, asparagus, funnel bulb, pineapple etc.
Vegetables: Contain fiber and many nutrients . As vegetables are very low in calorie, can be eaten in large amount . Varieties of vegetables should be eaten such as- Broccoli, Artichoke, Baby corn, Beans (green, wax, Italian), Cabbage (green, bokchoy, Chinese), Cauliflower , Mushroom, tomato, bell peppers, lady’s finger, bottle gourd etc.
Leaves: Leaves are source of minerals and dietary fiber. Leaves are very low in calorie. Spinach, celery leaves, curry leaves, lettuce etc can be eaten in large amount.
Meat: Meat is one of the main source of animal protein which contains essential amino acids (not easily available in non animal protein). Some meat contain higher amounts of fat, saturated fat and some cholesterol. So to avoid these fats eat skinless chicken or turkey, Cornish hen, special cuts of beef or pork which contains fat in lesser amount.
Fish: Fish is another source of animal protein. Cold water fishes are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. You should eat fish preferably fatty fish like salmon, halibut and cod etc.
Egg: Eggs are one of the most nutritious food . The yolk is the most nutritious and healthiest part but it contains cholesterol also. If you want to avoid it then you can eat egg white.
For Vegetarians: Soybeans, Tofu, Pinto beans, Red/White beans, Navy beans, Lima beans etc are source of protein.
Dairy: Skim milk, Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Soy cheese.
Nuts: Almonds, Brazil nuts, chestnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds etc.
Spices: Turmeric, coriander, cumin seeds and cardamom etc.
Oils: Oils rich in omega 3 are good for health like canola oil, grape seed oil, virgin coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil, walnut/peanut oil, vegetable oil etc.
Water: Always keep in mind, your body needs plenty of fresh water to prevent dehydration. So, drink purified water at least an interval of 1 hour throughout the day.
Foods You should avoid:
Avoid fruits from citrus family such as orange, grape, cranberries and fruit juices.
Canned vegetables with lots of added sodium. Canned fruit with heavy sugar syrup. Fried meats, fish, tofu etc.
Avoid any food containing sugar like cookies, cakes, ice cream etc.
You should avoid alcohol, any type of hard and soft drinks containing sugar, soda, carbon dioxide.
Avoid fast food and processed beef and bacon etc.