on the abdomen
Sit in Padmasana and concentrate for about 5 minutes on the normal flow of the breath. >Take Pranayama Mudra and perform Bhastrika Pranayama:
30 times through the left nostril
30 times through the right nostril
30 times through both nostrils
Begin the next round with the right nostril open first. Alternate the left and right nostrils when beginning any further rounds of Bhastrika.
This breathing technique is good preparation to clear the mind for meditation. It counters nervousness and depression. This Pranayama practice enhances the life energy (Prana), releases energy blockages in the body and purifies the Chakras.
This breath exercise should only be practiced when all previous levels of Pranayama have been systematically practiced according to the system of “Yoga in Daily Life”.