Bhastrika Pranayama

Relax into Padmasana, Virasana, or Siddhasana. With spine strait, bend head down to touch chin on the chest. Breathe in quickly and with force, and then breathe out forcefully. This is once cycle. Perform ten to twelve cycles. Breathe in slowly hold the breath for two to three seconds while holding Mula Bandha, and exhale slowly. Repeat the twelve cycles with breaths in between three to four times. Finish by resting in Savasana for a few minutes.


1. Invigorates abdominal organs
2. Improves digestion
3. Clears sinuses
4. Gives one the feeling of being refreshed