Free Online Yoga Video – Breath of Fire Yoga Breathing Exercise

Posted in Kundalini Yoga,Yoga Pranayama,Yoga Videos by Anmol Mehta

Summary: Free online yoga video of the Breath of Fire kundalini yoga breathing exercise.  This online yoga video kicks off the start of the video libraries that will be made available on Mastery of Meditation.  The Breath of Fire is an excellent starting point as it is a key component of Kundalini Yoga practice. 

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Breath of Fire Kundalini Yoga Breathing Exercise Video

Free Online Yoga Pranayama Video #1

The article Breath of Fire Breathing Exercise which is chapter 1 of the Free Online Breathing Exercises (Yoga Pranayama) E-Book gives copious details on this powerful and important Kundalini Yoga pranayama.  The Breath of Fire is a key component of Kundalini Yoga Kiryas and as its been detailed heavily in that chapter already, I don’t want to rehash the information here.  Instead, I will just highlight the most important aspects of this yoga pranayama and move ahead to the video.

This king kong of pranayamas helps you detoxify your system, oxygenate your blood, magnify the benefits of the Kundalini Yoga exercise you are doing and generate terrific energy within.  If you suffer from heat related issues or high blood pressure, you should use caution when practicing Breath of Fire. 

The yoga instruction video below goes over these details and more.  Here are some quick highlights of what the video covers:

  • Detailed instructions of the beginner, intermediate and advanced versions of Breath of Fire.
  • Discussion of the most common mistakes and difficulties when doing Breath of Fire and demonstration of how NOT to do this kundalini yoga pranayama.
  • General guidance on this powerful breathing exercise.

Free Online Yoga Video of Breath of Fire

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48 Responses to “Free Online Yoga Video – Breath of Fire Yoga Breathing Exercise”

  1. 1
    La Vonne St Clair Says:

    Hello Anmol, I really liked your breath of fire video. How often should one practice breath of fire? Thanks, La Vonne

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    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi La Vonne,

    Glad to know you enjoyed the video. It was our first so am happy it has come across well.

    Great question too :-). The article Breath of Fire Breathing Exercise has these details, but I will summarize quickly below.

    If you are doing a set such as the Kundalini Yoga Morning Wake Up Series, it has Breath of Fire built in so you don’t need to practice extra, but if you are doing Breath of Fire as a separate exercise I suggest to start gently and build up to 1 minute per day.

    From there you can increase to 3, 5 and even 11 mins at a stretch. Remember not to overdo it and only move forward when you can do so without excessive strain. You can also take breaks in between and then continue when ready.

    Breath of Fire is great to use right before a set to get your energy going. 2 minutes is perfect for that.

    Let me know if you run across any issues.

    All Good Wishes,
    Anmol

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    shobha mehta Says:

    An excellent video. Every body and any body can follow it and learn to do "Breath of Fire". Thanks and prayerful blessings.

  4. 4
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Thank you for your blessings :-).

  5. 5
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    Bendz Says:

    Hi Anmol Mehta,

    Simply Great. The video is nice and now I practiced breath of fire. It immediately increase the body temperature.

    Nice one and it’s new to me.

    Thanks for sharing this great information.

    With Love,
    Bendz

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    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hey Bendz,

    Great to have your presence and participation here on Mastery of Meditation.

    Am glad you enjoyed the pranayama video. Yes, Breath of Fire is very effective in raising the internal heat, which is one of the reasons why it’s a great pranayama for detoxification as well.

    Happy to share my knowledge.

    All Good Wishes,
    Anmol

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    key Says:

    Dear Anmol Mehta,
    is it normal to sweat during breath of fire? and also how long before or after can we eat or drink water?
    best wishes,
    Key

  9. 9
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Dear Key,

    Yes, it is normal to sweat during Breath of Fire. If you have high blood pressure or suffer from acid/heat related stomach issues, then you need to only do this pranayama lightly.

    You should not eat at least 2-3 hours prior to doing Breath of Fire. Specially not a big meal, a small snack is ok.

    You should sip water as required during the yoga practice, but afterwards you should drink plenty of water. This is because the kundalini yoga sets and pranayamas are designed to detoxify your system, and the toxins that are released from deep within your tissues need to be flushed out of your system after the set. So drink plenty of water after you are done with your practice.

    Further guidelines can be found in the following article as well…

    10 Important Guidelines to Kundalini Yoga Practice

    (Item #2 in this article applies to your excellent questions).

    Keep Going!

    All Good Wishes,
    Anmol

  10. 10
    Heart Chakra Balancing Yoga Exercise Video Says:

    [...] Demonstration of the Breath of Fire Yoga Pranayama, which is used by the exercises in this video. [...]

  11. 11
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  12. 12
    arlene Says:

    hi anmol, what breath decreases/ cools the body? I am constantly overheated.
    thanks for sharing your knowledge with all,
    arlene

  13. 13
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi Arlene,

    Go Sheetali Pranayama to reduce heat in the body.

    Glad to be of service.

    Best,
    Anmol

  14. 14
    Love Mind Body Spirit » Blog Archive » Potent Yoga Breathing Exercise to Increase Energy & Treat Depression Says:

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  15. 15
    Gus Says:

    I have stifness in my neck (wry nick). witch type of breathing can help me. thank you?

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    Anmol Mehta Says:
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    joseph Says:

    hi hope to have a exciting time beginning yoga

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    joseph Says:

    hi good to be on board need all the help i can get what is the fire breath how to begin

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    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi Joseph,

    Breath of Fire is rapid breathing through the nose. The following article complements the video on this page and should give you all the details about this pranayama.

    Breath of Fire Pranayama

    Best,
    Anmol

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    ram Says:

    Kapalabharathi taught by Swami Ramdev say not to breath? You mention equal importance on inhaling? I am confused please advice?

  21. 21
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Dear Ram,

    Here is the article and details of Kapalbhati Pranayama. Which is as you mention, only emphasis on exhalation (same as Swami Ramdev).

    Kapalbhati Yoga Pranayama

    This article is Kundalini Yoga Breath of Fire (which is not the same as Kapalbhati).

    Best,
    Anmol

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    diogen Says:

    If you are not really inhaling during this does that mean you are holding your breath the whole time? I can’t seem to do this for very long because it feels like I am holding my breath while doing the “sniffing” and I run out of air.

  23. 23
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi Diogen,

    The key to breath of fire is that you inhale and exhale the same amount when “sniffing”. Don’t tense your diaphragm, or try to hold your breath. Keep it soft and then just focus on shallow rapid breathing at the tip of the nose.

    If you are running out of air, it means you are exhaling more per sniff than inhaling.

    It takes time to master this techniques, but it’s worth the effort.

    Best,
    Anmol

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    Drishtis · Pranayama practice Says:

    [...] As I do have prior knowledge of pranayama, either taught to me by my meditation teacher or picked up from various yoga books, I have put together a short practice for myself. I’m sort of making it up as I go, but basically doing Breath of Fire, Alternate Nostril Breathing, and working on the upper two locks: jalandhara bandha (chin lock) and uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock). The entire practice so far is lasting about 15 minutes, but I will probably lengthen it as I get used to the practice, and as time permits. [...]

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    Drishtis · Daily Pranayama practice Says:

    [...] Then I do Breath of Fire through the right nostril, while keeping the left nostril closed, for three minutes. I follow this with Breath of Fire through the left nostril, keeping the right nostril closed, also for three minutes. [...]

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    Dagmar Says:

    Hi Anmol,

    First I want to thank you for this great site and all the information here. THANK YOU!
    Have a question about BOF.
    Is the 11 min maximum time for BOF by itself?

    I started practicing BOF on Feb 1st (tried many times before, but always got frustrated and gave up). In the beginning I could do it for 30 sec. It was hard, I would get hot and sweaty. It took me 41 days to get to 5 min. Than it became easier. I got to 11 min, and … what a difference, what a feeling!
    I have to admit I ignored the menstruating rule and practice every day (I am a marathon runner, I don’t stop running when menstruating; besides I was afraid I would loose the rhythm).
    This morning during BOF, as I could feel the energy moving in my body, around my body, and on the top of my head (?!), I did not want to stop. INCREDIBLE FEELING! I did BOF for 13 min; after I stopped (as I was sitting motionless), I still could feel the energy moving for some time. AWESOME!
    Thank you,
    Dagmar

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    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi Dagmar,

    Great to hear you are enjoying and benefiting from the website and thank you for sharing your fascinating experiences with us.

    Yes Breath of Fire can be practiced by itself as well. Great to see you experiencing first hand what these powerful pranayamas can do.

    Best,
    Anmol

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    Tomasz Says:

    Dear Anmol,

    your website and the yoga vidoes have been recommended to me by my Indian friends. I am absolutely stunned by the clarity of your explanation and the attention to details.

    I have one question about the breath of fire: can it be practised during various yoga exercises, or simply during walking or other daily routines, or is the sitting position the only appropriate one?

    Thanks,

    Tomasz

  29. 29
    Lita Says:

    Is it a good idea to do the eagle pose and the breath of fire at the same time? I feel it may be a good way to start the day!

  30. 30
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi Lita,

    Yes this is a great combination and a good way to get the day started.

    Best,
    Anmol

  31. 31
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Dear Tomasz,

    Sorry I have not been able to respond to you earlier. Working on getting more staff to help out :-).

    Yes absolutely you can creatively use Breath of Fire in combination with any exercise, yoga or otherwise, or just as an exercise in itself, or during regular activities such as walking, driving, etc.

    Best,
    Anmol

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    Nadir Pervez Says:

    Dear Anmol
    first of all i would really like to thank you for sharing such wonderful knowledge with us. i have started my yoga path a month ago. while practicing breath of fire some times i feel pain in one side of the belly and some times in back bone.. can you please suggest us how i can come to know that whether i am doing my exercise with straight spinal cord or if there is any bent in it. and who can i be sure that only navel point is moving not other part of belly and abdomen.
    thanks
    with best regards
    Nadir Pevez

  33. 33
    Trupti Mehta Says:

    Nadir,

    Give this a little time and see if the discomfort still occurs. DO NOT overdo the breathing. Use a cushion to help with the posture… the video is pretty clear on the stance.

    Let us know how it goes.

    All the best,
    Trupti

  34. 34
    AnnaLela Says:

    for the breath of fire excercises, if you had done it without the shirt it would be clearer to see the exact abdoman movement. But I am just a beginner, truly I would want anyone to try some of your excerrcises. Nothing at all to lose. Thank you Mehta.

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    Raja Says:

    I found your age is 41.WOWWWWWW.You really look like 20+.Is this happened with help of YOGA.

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    Gurubandhu Says:

    I am a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. Breath of Fire is considered a powerful breath. You are right that it is equal parts inhale and exhale. However, the emphasis is on pumping the breath with the navel. It seemed too fast to do it the way it was on parts of the video where it was for “advanced” people. Too fast to pump the navel properly.The navel is the center of “fire” or 3rd chakra so building the fire is important.

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    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Dear Gurubandhu,

    Thank you for stopping by and your thoughts on Breath of Fire. The navel will pump automatically, even at the very fast pace.

    The subtle difference between Bhastrika and BOF is where the emphasis is when doing each breath. Bhastrika on navel, BOF on breath at tip of nose.

    Best,
    Anmol

  38. 38
    Mike Says:

    Hi Anmol
    Thanks for the excellent technique.
    With some concentration, I can locate the “Breath of fire” to specific area of problem such as heart, solar plexus or even kidneys. This seems very effective. As an old sanskrit saying – “Where ‘Dhyana’ there ‘Prana’ “.

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    Anis Fathima Says:

    Hi,
    I have been following ur weight loss program for sometime.Iam just not able to understand ‘BREATH OF FIRE’ inspite of repeatedly watching its video.Pls clarify whether this involves just sniffing or breathing in and out.

  40. 40
    Anil Jogani Says:

    Fantastic work, Anmol! You have made the best use of the internet. Very grateful for your free videos. Thank you. I wonder why I did not discover you before now. Better late than never!.

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    metalhead666 Says:

    this is totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. 42
    ASHOKKUMAR.C Says:

    I have BP.Can I practice breath of Fire breating exercise?

  43. 43
    Carole Kelly Says:

    Hi Anmol

    I cannot open the videos. I am not sure why.

    Any suggestions?

    thanks

  44. 44
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi Carole,

    Not sure what the issue might be. The videos are hosted from YouTube, so you can try watching them directly there. Here is my channel URL and all the videos are there as well…

    http://www.youtube.com/anmolmehtacom

    Best,
    Anmol

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    jaya Says:

    Your website should have been called The Amazon Of Yoga & Meditation:-) You have given so much to this world through the free information here that thank you shall never be enough. I guess what I can say is that I Salute the Greatness Within You.
    Thanks,

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