Vayus, often go out of sync, leading to an imbalance in the body, mind and spirit. Regular practice of Asana and Pranayama manages the smooth functioning of these Vayus. Each Vayu has a distinct function. Lets’ start with the inhalation.
Prana vayu refers the the inhalation of energy. This energy is generated not only from the air we breath. But also the energy from the food we eat, liquids we drink, as well as all sensory perceptions and mental experiences.
Prana Vayu helps in:
- Maintaining the energy needed by the heart, lungs and the food pipe.
- It drives the life forward. Keeping the mind healthy.
Indications of Prana imbalance:
When the pathways of prana are not clear, the heart and lungs malfunction and there is poor intake of oxygen. At the mental level, one is not able to bring in positive impressions. It is difficult to concentrate or access intuitive knowledge.
Prana vayu is the most active in the region of the lungs and heart. Thus, the anahata chakra is the abode of prana vayu. This vayu gives hightened sensitivity to the external senses and inner awareness.
Asana practice for Prana Vayu
These poses maximize the effectiveness of pranayam by creating strength and alignment in the upper body.
- Ardha Matsyendrasana
- Parivrtta janu sirsasana
Pranayam for Prana Vayu
The focus in on the inhalations. Thus for keeping this vayu optimal, practice:
Bhastrika pranayam: Forceful inhaltion (nose) and exhalation (mouth).
This Vayu is the fundamental energy in the body. And directs and feeds into the four other Vayus. When you create stillness and space in your body and mind; Prana (Vital life force) flows! Sit still and let the prana work on you.
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