Pranayama or also known as Pranayam is a type of yoga which helps the different organs of our body to absorb more oxygen and at the same time it is a kind of workout which energizes the organs . it is actually a type of breathing exercise or technique. Pranayama is good for your body and soul.
During pranayama the stomach muscles and diaphragm contract and expand in a rhythm which provides a workout for different organs like lungs, heart and kidney. People suffering from indigestion and constipation, should practice paranayama everyday. Many people have blood blockages in kidney and pranayama helps in removing theses blockages and regularizing blood supply.
Our nervous system, digestive system, blood circulation system all perform different functions which are important for our survival. Pranayama has a positive effect on all these functions and organsa related to these functions. Even our excretory system which help us to remove toxins from our body, work effectively with regular pranayama. Practising pranayama early in the morning creates pressure on kidneys and bladder and this helps in easy excretion. Pranayama helps in good secretion of digestive fluid in pancreases and liver and improves our digestive system.
To live a healthy life one important factor is that different our organs of the body get more oxygen enriched blood. As per yoga experts following pranayama regularly our body learns to absorb maximum amount of oxygen. It has been proven that people who do not exercise regularly inhale only from one part of their lungs. The rest becomes inactive and these are the people who have respiratory problems at very early age. They are also prone to develop Tuberculosis. Pranayama help lungs to remain flexible and this help in good respiration. If you have such problems start practicing pranayama you will see within a month you feel the difference and be able to inhale more.
Since pranayama helps in better functioning of kidney, lungs and digestive organs it indirectly helps in circulation of more oxygen enriched blood. Oxygen enriched blood helps in good functioning of heart and brain. Neurologists say our inhaling and exhaling process helps our brain replace bad blood to oxygen enriched blood. If we inhale deeply as in pranayama, the bad blood comes out swiftly and is soon replaced by oxygen enriched blood from heart.
This breathing technique creates pressure on different organs and this attract more blood circulation and it help in better functioning. Pranayama is good for mental peace and removing stress and tension. During pranayama our all concentration is directed towards the process of inhaling and exhaling and this diverts and calms our mind and soul. The best thing about pranayama is that it can be practiced by all, by children, women, young and old and even people who do not have the ability or enthusiasm to go for workouts.
Start breathing right with Pranayama today!