Surya Bedhi Pranayama

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Surya Bedhi Yoga Pranayama

Pranayama is a yoga breathing exercise and there are many different pranayamas for a variety of different purposes.  There are pranayamas to help calm the mind and prepare it for meditation, there are paranayamas for increasing lung capacity, there are pranayamas to promote weight loss, to name just a few.  You will find all these excellent breathing exercises is the following 2 free collections here on Mastery of Meditation and Yoga – Free Online Yoga Pranayama Videos and Free Online Yoga Pranayama E-book.

In that collection there is a particular pranayama which is excellent for raising the heat in the body, fighting depression and increasing your energy.  It is called Surya Bedhi Pranayama.  Many pranayama techinques are based on Kundalini Yoga’s Seven Chakra Model and Surya Bedhi is a great example of such an exercise.

Surya Bedhi Pranayama

For this pranayama, you breathe exclusively through the Right Nostil, which is associated with the Pingala Nadi, or Sun Channel of the body.  By breathing in this manner you activate this channel, which then enfuses your system with heat, energy and power.  In the same way, if you were looking to calm your system down, you would breathe exclusively through the Left Nostil to engage the Moon Channel (Ida Nadi).

This pranayama is detailed for you in the following article Potent Yoga Breathing to Treat Depression and Increase Energy.  What has been missing thus far though is a video demonstration of this technique.  So today I am happy to present to you all the video teaching how to do Surya Bedhi Yoga Pranayama.

For Yoga Certification Program Students:

For students enrolled in the Online Yoga Instructor Certification Program, Surya Bedhi Pranayama is part of Week 6 of your program.  It is chapter 87 (page 417) in your Yoga Training Manual, and I will be including this video in the original chapter on Surya Bedhi as well, which is linked to from your e-manual.

How to Do Surya Bedhi Yoga Pranayama:

Although all the detailed steps for how to do this pranayama is in the full article discussed above, the pranayama simply requires you to close your left nostril and do long deep breathing exclusively through the right nostil.  An addition step is to hold your breath in for about 5 seconds, after every round of 10.  So this is a very simple technique, but one you should be careful not to overdo, especially if you have heat related issues.

Surya Bedhi Pranayama Video Contents:

  • The video gives a brief overview of this pranayama.
  • It gives a step-by-step instructions of how do Surya Bedhi pranayama.
  • It guides you through practicing the technique.
  • It discusses the benefits of this pranayama, along with other details and cautions.

Surya Bedhi Yoga Pranayama Video

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9 replies
  1. Amura-An
    Amura-An says:

    Namaste Anmol, I have a question about the Surya Bedhi Prayanama Meditation, when you say 10 exclusive breaths do you mean you deeply breathe in! and out! and repeat that 10 times, and once you finish you breathe in and hold your breath in for 5 seconds etc. many thanks

  2. Shahadat Ali
    Shahadat Ali says:

    HI, I’m really glad to come across your videos and then followed the link , luckily and searched your website thoroughly which helped me to a great extent. Though I’m not new to yoga and I constantly practice yoga for years yet your methodology I found exotic and very beneficial specially in this modern world when one doesn’t have much time. Superb master and keep it up. I hope I’d learn a lot form you as the time passes.
    Best Regards and Wishes
    Shahadat Ali


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