Pranayama can change your life, it provides growth in perspective and stronger body-mental-emotional immunity. It can be used to dissolve the “I” (ego) in a person, many believe
Pranayama is practiced worldwide and is considered beneficial in many ways. Practicing pranayama regularly can change your life for the better, say yoga enthusiasts. It is used by sportspersons, yogis, self-help gurus and is highly recommended by many doctors, psychologists and of course, the ones who have reaped the benefits of its various breathing exercises. It is not only used to improve breathing but also for growth in perspective, stronger body-mental-emotional immunity.
Pranayama occupies a central position in the yogic system. Many medical practitioners have admitted that the the practice benefits the mind and the body.
According to research, benefits of practicing pranayama regularly are:
It improves concentration
It improves longevity
It helps in building self-confidence
It regulates blood pressure
It strengthens physical immunity
It removes toxins from the body
It builds emotional strength
It helps in preventing chronic inflammation that has been associated with such diseases as Alzheimer’s, depression, cancer, etc, thus, preventing chronic illness.
It makes the skin glow
It regulates heart rate
It cures digestive problems
It helps in relaxing body and mind
It inculcates awareness
It relaxes the nervous system
It releases anxiety
It helps in increasing energy, stamina and helps one improve the sense of well-being and happiness.
These are some of the benefits of practicing pranayama regularly. We all live in a world where we are vulnerable to stress, illness and lethargy. But practicing pranayama can make a huge difference in a person's life. 5-minute breathing exercises is good for starters.
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Last Updated May 5, 2019, 10:07 AM IST