The Preparatory Steps to Take Before You Start Pranayama Practice

The preparatory steps to enhance the practice of Pranayama are:

  • Understand fully why you need to do Pranayama despite the fact there are medicines capable of controlling severity of the symptoms of the disease.
  • Observing resting breathing rate. If it is high, it indicates stressed state of mind. The target resting breathing must be brought to 10 – 15 breaths per minute; lower it is better. This will not take more than 4-5 days to achieve this if you firmly believe that this step is most essential
  • One of the best methods to attain lower resting breathing rate is to practise Kevala kumbhaka/Soft Bahya Pranayama.

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