Free Online Yoga Breathing Exercises (Yoga Pranayama) E-Book

Summary:  The Free Online Yoga Breathing Exercises Book is a collection of the Yoga Pranayama and breath control exercises available on Mastery of Meditation. Any new Yoga breathing exercise that is added, can be easily found from this page, thus making it simple to locate and incorporate into your daily Meditation and Yoga practice.

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Free Online Yoga Breathing Techniques

Hatha and Kundalini Yoga Pranayamas

Welcome to the Online Yoga  Pranayama E-Book.  Pranayamas are breathing exercises for expanding, purifying and optimizing your entire mind-body-spirit complex.  It is the science of breath control. 

This book will explain and detail the best pranayamas and breathing techniques from the different branches of Yoga (Kundalini, Hatha, Raja, etc.) and other schools of breath control.  The breathing techniques from this book will be part of the Online Meditation and Kundalini Yoga Classes, that are hosted here on the Mastery of Meditation website, but these exercises can, of course, also be used by you in your own daily yoga, meditation or fitness practice.  The layout of the book is simple.

Yogic breathing has been shown to have a wide range of benefits and is a powerful instrument for transforming health, healing and transforming your life.  Recent research has validated the enormous value this science can bring to your life, so please explore the techniques below and make them a part of your daily sadhana.     

Each chapter will provide one important yoga breathing exercise and will be written such that to practice that particular pranayama you only need to read that chapter.

For each technique, the following information is provided:

  • Background of the breath control technique.
  • Any tools or other requirements in order to practice it.
  • Primary and secondary benefits.
  • Any cautions for practicing the particular pranayama.  Please follow these carefully.
  • Beginner’s variation.
  • Intermediate variation.
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to do the advanced versions.
  • Some chapters have video instruction, in addition to illustrations.
  • Any hidden secrets about the breathing technique.

The first few chapters of this book will focus on the most important yoga pranayama exercises.  These techniques are those that are generally an integral part of a daily yoga, meditation or fitness practice.  Later, I will move onto some of the more uncommon, though not necessarily less powerful, exercises.

YOGA BREATHING EXERCISES (Pranayama)

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO BE TAKEN TO THE CHAPTER WITH FULL DETAILS.

Please read the guidelines chapter below first.

Beginner’s Guide to Yoga Breathing Exercises

Chapter 1

Breath of Fire Yoga Pranayama

Chapter 2

Chakra Balancing – Anuloma Viloma Breathing Exercise

Chapter 3

4 Part Breathing Exercise for Vitality

Chapter 4

Bhastrika Yoga Pranayama to Burn Fat

Chapter 5

Kapalbhati Yoga Pranayama for Optimal Health

Chapter 6

Sheetali Yoga Pranayama for Stress Management

Chapter 7

Yoga Breathing Exercise to Treat Depression and Increase Energy

Chapter 8

Powerful Yoga Exercise to Detox & Cleanse the System

Chapter 9

Advanced Breathing Technique to Raise Kundalini Energy

Chapter 10

Ujjayi Yoga Pranayama for Longevity & Insomnia

Chapter 11

Chair Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief

Chapter 12

Natural Way to Lower Blood Pressure Seetkari Yoga Breathing

Chapter 13

Basic Yogic Breathing Technique | Yoga Breath

Chapter 14

Yoga Exercise for Deep Relaxation | Bhramari Pranayama

Chapter 15

Basic Yoga Technique to Begin Your Yoga Routine

Chapter 16

Yoga Pranayama Breathing for Energy | Surya Bedhi

Chapter 17

Yoga Breathing for Detox

Chapter 18

Yoga Pranayama for Beginners

Chapter 19

So Hum Breathing Meditation for Peace

Chapter 20

Yogic Breathing Set for Purification and Energy

Chapter 21

Yoga Breathing Technique for Safe Kundalini Awakening

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Yogic Breathing for Safe Kundalini Awakening YouTube Video

Chapter 22

Yoga Breathing for Tension Relief

Chapter 23

Yogic Breathing for Panic Attacks

Chapter 24

Chakra Balancing and Healing Super Pranayama

As we add more breathing exercises and sets to the website, we will continue to update this collection, so check back here for recent additions.  You can also subscribe to all articles or the monthly newsletter, both of which will also alert you when new techniques are published.  Hope you enjoy and benefit from these pranayamas, and please do share with other so they may also gain from it.

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  1. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Namaste Nigel,

    Thank you for your feedback and kind words. Following techniques help brain function and memory.

    http://anmolmehta.com/2008/01/25/yoga-exercise-brain-fitness/

    http://anmolmehta.com/2009/02/25/supreme-yogic-breath-for-brain-development-mind-control/

    The most powerful approach is the Silent Mind Meditation Technique: This article will take you to it…

    http://anmolmehta.com/2007/01/28/brain-development-enlightenment-part-3-insight-meditation/

    All Good Wishes,
    Anmol

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  2. EME OSU
    EME OSU says:

    I will be very happy to receive your pranayama yoga breating exercise on line . Keep up with the good work, and may God bless you.

    Reply
  3. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Gary,

    Sorry to hear of the challenges you are facing. Along with the breathing exercises, which will certainly help, you may wish to try Zen Meditation Technique as well. It is, over the the long term, one of the best approaches for teaching one to be Ok with whatsoever life has to offer.

    All Good Wishes,
    Anmol

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