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Pranayam Techniques

Kundalini Yoga employs a wide range of pranayam, using the breath to effect and manage different states of consciousness, relaxation, and well-being. The links below contain guidelines for simple breathing techniques that will get you started on this path of healing and awareness.

Long Deep Breathing

Calm the mind; balance the emotions; harmonize the body, mind, and spirit.

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Energize and calm the nervous system.

Breath of Fire

Strengthen the nervous system; purify the bloodstream; energize, stimulate, wake up, and increase vitality.

Suspending the Breath

Recondition the nervous system; integration of the body systems; experience deep stillness, shuniya

Segmented Breath

Sitali Breath

Cannon Breath

Whistle breath

Lion Breath

Sitkari Breath

Vatskar Breath