Guided pranayama - 9 minute breathing practice
Follow a simple, guided viloma pranayama breathing practice that will leave you feeling relaxed, balanced and grounded.
Viloma Pranayama is an ancient Indian yoga practice that means 'against the wave' and involves interrupted inhalations with pauses, followed by a series of interrupted exhalations.
This exercise can be can be practiced as a way to focus your attention and still your mind, it is also a brilliant way to wind down before you begin meditation.
The goals of pranayama are to balance and energize the body in order to centre the mind. In the original texts, pranayama was meant to prepare a person for physical yoga practice.
This ancient practice helps in the strengthening of the mind and complete relaxation. Helpful in preparing the whole body for meditation. Engaging in this yoga exercise is simple and easy and can be practiced anytime and anywhere.
Vilom pranayama is noted for its physical and mental health benefits, including improved patience, focus and control. It is also noted for providing relief from stress, anxiety, creating a better sense of wellbeing and preparing you for meditation.