This pranayam is intended to clean the respiratory system and increase lung capacity. Greater lung capacity optimizes the intake of oxygen, which helps clean the blood, and strengthens our immune response to infection.
Apana is the eliminative energy. Too little or too much can create problems in accomplishing and bringing things to completion. This kriya is one of the Three Kriyas to Become a Man, originally taught in 1985. Although it was initially taught to men, it can be practiced by anyone of any gender.
Get clear and use the power of the breath of life as a prayer for self-elevation.
This kriya expands and purifies the lungs. The greater the lung capacity, the greater the intake of oxygen, which cleans the blood, strengthens immunity, and allows for greater disease resistance.
This kriya, which contains a slight variation of the standard Frog Pose, is very powerful. You must keep the chin locked in. It re-adjusts the sex energy and the balance of prana and apana. It is good for digestion and brings circulation to the head. If done with powerful breaths, it will make you sweat quickly.