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By Dr Sanjay Chaturvedi

Excerpts of Book: “Pranayam”

Chapter III: Types of Pranayam

 

  1. Rechak
  2. Purak
  3. Kumbhak

 

There are 8 known types of Kumbhak

  1. Sahit (सहित)
  2. Surya Bhedi (सूर्य भेदी)
  3. Ujjayi (उज्जायी)
  4. Shitali (शीतली)
  5. Bhrastika (भ्रस्तिका)
  6. Murchha (मूर्छा)
  7. Kewali (केवली)

 

There are some regular Pranayam in practice.

  1. Sapt vyahti Pranayam (सप्त व्यहति  प्राणायाम)
  2. Agni Pradipt Pranayam (अग्नि प्रदीप्त प्राणायाम)
  3. Agni Prasaran Pranayam (अग्नि प्रसारण प्राणायाम)
  4. Ekang sthambh Pranayam (एकांग स्तम्भ प्राणायाम)
  5. Hraday sthambh Pranayam (हृदय स्तम्भ प्राणायाम)
  6. Anulay vilom Pranayam (अनुलोय विलोम प्राणायाम)
  7. Madhy Rechak Pranayam (मध्य रेचक प्राणायाम)
  8. Vakchsthal rechak Pranayam (वक्षस्थल रेचक प्राणायाम)
  9. Dhirgh swas praswas Pranayam (दीर्घ स्वास  प्रस्वास प्राणायाम)
  10. Nadi shodhan Pranayam (नाड़ी शोधन प्राणायाम)
  11. Nadi Avrodh Pranayam (नाड़ी अवरोध प्राणायाम)
  12. Shakti prayog Pranayam (शक्ति प्रयोग प्राणायाम)
  13. Tribandh Rechak Pranayam (त्रिबंध रेचक प्राणायाम)
  14. Tribhandh Kumbhak Pranayam (त्रिबंध कुम्भक प्राणायाम)
  15. Udharvmukh bhrastika Pranayam (उधर्वमुख भ्रस्तिका प्राणायाम)
  16. Vamrechak Pranayam (वाम रेचक प्राणायाम)
  17. Dakshin Rechak Pranayam (दक्षिण रेचक प्राणायाम)
  18. Mukh Purak Kumbhak Pranayam (मुख पूरक  कुम्भक प्राणायाम)
  19. Vayveey Kumbhak Pranayam (वायवीय कुम्भक प्राणायाम)
  20. Vahyabhyntr Kumbhak Pranayam (वाह्यभ्यंतर कुम्भक प्राणायाम)
  21. Shamukhi Rechak Pranayam (शम्मुखी रेचक प्राणायाम)
  22. Chaturmukhi Pranayam (चतुर्मुखी प्राणायाम)
  23. Shitkar Pranayam (सीत्कार प्राणायाम)
  24. Prachrdan Pranayam (प्रच्छर्दन प्राणायाम)
  25. Chandra bhedan Pranayam (चंद्र भेदन प्राणायाम)
  26. Yantr gaman Pranayam (यंत्र गमन प्राणायाम)
  27. Sukh prasaran purak kumbhak Pranayam (सुख प्रसारण  पूरक  कुम्भक प्राणायाम)
  28. Sarvadwarbadhh Pranayam (सर्वद्वारबद्ध प्राणायाम)
  29. Kanthvaad Uda purak Pranayam (कण्ठवात उदा  पूरक प्राणायाम)
  30. Kapalbhati Pranayam (कपालभाति प्राणायाम)
  31. Sarwang stambh Pranayam (सर्वांग स्तम्भ प्राणायाम)

Other Referred Pranayam in this book:

  • Nadi Shodhan Pranayam
  • Omkar Pranayam
  • Pradavmay Pranayam
  • Vedic Pranayam
  • Sapt Vyahati Pranayam
  • Bhramari Pranayam
  • Shadmukhi Rechak Pranayam
  • Murchha Pranayam
  • Udsthal Shudhi Pranayam
  • Ujjayi Pranayam
  • Agni Pradipt Pranayam
  • Kant-Vaat-Udar Purak Pranayam
  • Nadi Avrodh Pranayam
  • Chaturmukhi Pranayam
  • Agni Prasaran Pranayam,
  • Vamrechak Pranayam
  • Kameey Kumbhak Pranayam
  • Chandan Bhedan Pranayam
  • Dakchin Rechak Pranayam
  • Plavani Kumbhak Pranayam
  • Sukchm Swas Prawas Pranayam
  • Mukh Prasaran Purak-Kumbhak Pranayam

We have also discussed many other types of Pranayam in the following chapter along with the process and procedures.

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