Prāṇāyāma Pointer 8 – Mṛgi Mudrā and nostril flow……
When using Mṛgi Mudrā to control the nostril flow in Prāṇāyāma,
the ring finger and thumb remain as if glued onto the nostrils,
with one nostril being fully closed and one nostril partially closed,
with adjustments to the pressure according to technique and ratio.
Even when using Ujjāyī within techniques such as Anuloma Ujjāyī,
the finger and thumb remain as if sealed on the sides of the nostrils.
Externally it’s as if there is nothing to observe in terms of the body.
Internally there is a vibrant flow within the dynamics of the breath.
Prāṇāyāma Pointer 7 – Antar Kumbhaka and lengthening the breath……
When using the Antar Kumbhaka to lengthen the breath,
always factor in its effect on the length of the exhale.
It should be able to stay the same length and quality.
If it is affected, change the length of the Kumbhaka,
rather than compromising the flow of the breath.
Prāṇāyāma Pointer 6 – Bhāvana for refining Nāḍī Śodhana
Prāṇāyāma Pointer 5 – Bhāvana for exploring Kumbhaka
Prāṇāyāma Pointer 4 – Four Practice Quadrants and the Mind
Prāṇāyāma Pointer 3 – Pratiloma Ujjāyī is a……
Prāṇāyāma Pointer 2 – Cakra Bhāvana for the Breath in Prāṇāyāma
- Pūraka – Lifting from the Viśuddhi Cakra
- Antar Kumbhaka – Expanding from the Anahāta Cakra
- Recaka – Contracting from the Svādhiṣṭhāna Cakra
- Bāhya Kumbhaka – Sustaining from the Mūlādhāra Cakra