How To Start Pranayama For Beginners

So, you have decided to start doing pranayama. But no idea how to start. Don't worry. In this post, I am going to tell you how you can start doing pranayama as a complete beginner. Before starting let's start with basics i.e What pranayama is? How It Can Help?

Pranayama For Beginners

So without wasting lets start.

What is Pranayama?

Pranayama is basically a way of breathing i.e breathing in a controlled and mindful way. Commonly practiced in "Hatha yoga". Used to cure various physical and mental and spiritual illness. And to connect one with the "One".

Doing pranayama, one can remain physically fit, mentally strong, and can reverse aging. Various yogis and a good number of populations all over the world practice pranayama daily to bring calmness and fitness in their lives.

Who can do pranayama?

Anyone, from a young child(Above 8) to an aged old, anyone can do. It is very easy to perform.

Best time to do pranayama?

Although it can be performed anytime in the day, the best time to perform is in the morning, when the sun has just risen on an empty stomach. The reason being at that time oxygens level in the atmosphere remains higher than normal. Since it is a breathing exercise, therefore more fresh oxygen reaches the body when performed in the morning.

It can also be performed in the evening provided you have eaten food 4-5 hours before.

Now since we have got to know what is pranayama, its advantages, and timings, its time to know how to start pranayama as a beginner.

How to Start Pranayama For Beginner?

Now we will see how to start to perform pranayama.

Since pranayama is a breathing exercise the best way to start it is just by breathing. Yes, you heard it right. You have to just start breathing in the beginning but not in the ordinary usual way. Start breathing consciously and mindfully. Inhale slowly and exhale. That's it. you just did pranayama!!! Congrats. You can practice this for whatever time you time. I will recommend doing for 5 mins in the beginning.

This was the most basic and easy way of doing pranayama. Inhale and exhale consciously, mindfully. Now, let's move further a step away.

There are various types of pranayamas. All have different ways. Two common pranayamas and how to do them are given below.


Bhramari is a Sanskrit word derived from bhramar, which means “humming black bee". Bhramari Pranayama is the best pranayama for calming the mind and dispelling anger. This pranayama is very useful for removing the frustration and frustration of the mind.

Learn how to do bhramari

Anulom Vilom

It is also called alternate breathing exercise. Anulom vilom is one of the popular and beneficial pranayama available out there. Anulom means straight and vilom means reverse. In this pranayama, the air is inhaled from the left nostril and exhaled from the right nostril and vice versa. It is helpful for the brain, heart, and body.

Learn how to do Anulom Vilom

So this was the post on how to start pranayama as a beginner. I hope it was helpful. You see pranayama is a very easy but powerful kriya. If done properly and regularly it can do wonders for anyone. So don't wait. Start doing pranayama from Today. Peace.

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