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Surya Bhedana Pranayama (Right Nostril Breathing)-

Steps And Benefits

Pronunciation :-( soor-yah beh-DAH-na) 

Surya Bhedana Pranayama or Surya Bheda Pranayama is very effective and most important pranayam which is mentioned in Hatha yog Pradipika. The meaning of “Surya” is Sun and the meaning of the word “Bhedana” is piercing, enter or breaking through something. In term of yoga Right nadi (right nostril) is called surya nadi or Pingala, and Left nadi (left nostril) is named as Chandra nadi or Ida nadi. The right nadi is the entrance way of Pingala Nadi, speaking to the sun vitality, the hot vitality or the manly vitality in our body. It is the vitality which is in charge of animation and physical work. By practicing Surya Bhedana Pranayama we are seriously initiating the sun vitality or as it were activating so as to make a leap forward of sun vitality the right nostril relaxing. Yoga propounds that in our body the place of Sun is close to the navel and also the moon within the skull. Whereas the moon contains a cooling result, and the sun creates heating impact. In this process we use right nadi (right nostril) for breathe in (inhalation) and the left nostril for breath out. This process is also named as Viloma type of Pranayama.

This concept has been in all probability derived from the actual fact that the food we eat is digestible within the part of the body close to the navel. Digestion is purportedly control by heat, of that the Sun is that the supply of. The air breathed through the Right nadi is purportedly makes an effect on alternative kinds of important energies in our body. Because of this impact these energies amass close to the foundation of the navel that is meant to possess an excellent significance in arousal the Kundalini.

How to Perform Surya Bhedana Pranayama (Without Bandha)

  • Sit comfortably in Padmasana or Siddhasana.
  • Keep your head and spine erect with eye closed.
  • Shut your left nostril with your ring finger and little finger.
  • Now breathe in (inhale) slowly and deeply through your right nadi.
  • After that, shut your right nadi with the thumb of your right hand.
  • Then exhale through your left nostril, along with keeping your right nostril closed.
  • This is one cycle is completed.
  • Repeat this process around 5 – 10 times.

How to Perform Surya Bhedana Pranayama with Bandha

  • Sit comfortably in Padmasana, Siddhasana or Swastikasana.
  • Keep your head and spine erect with eye closed.
  • Shut your left nostril with your ring finger and little finger.
  • Now breathe in slowly, deeply and quietly (without making any noise while inhalation).
  • When inhalation is completed, then shut your right nadi (right nostril) with your right thumb, left nadi is closed also.
  • Hold your breath and make Jalandhar Bandha and Mula bandh also.
  • Now hold the position with bandha for 5 to 10seconds. (Hold your breath with lock (bandha) as long as you can.
  • Release Jalandhar bandha and open your left nostril and exhale slowly.
  • Repeat this act for 5 to 10 times.

During this activity you ought to tally in the accompanying way:

Count to 2 amid inward breath, to 8 while holding the breath and to 4 amid exhalation. Once you perfect in this Pranayama you can also increases the time ratio like 4, 16, 8 or 8, 32, 16, depending on your capacity.

Jalandhar bandha –

(While holding your breath bends your chin downward resting it on the throat pit).

Mula Bandha-

(During the process of retention try to pull upward your anus).

Benefits of Surya Bhedana Pranayama:-

  • Surya Bheda Pranayama activates the body functions.
  • Very helpful for increasing the digestive fire.
  • Best for awakening the Kundalini Shakti.
  • Surya Bhedana Pranayama cures all diseases that are caused by insufficiency of oxygen in the blood.
  • It cleans the frontal sinuses.
  • Beneficial in Vata related problems.
  • It destroys intestinal worms.
  • Best for winter sessions.
  • If you feel cold in your feet or hands then try this.
  • It creates lots of energy.
  • Boost the Appetite.
  • It is the best breathing exercise for cold and cough, Asthama, or other repiratory problems.
  • Best and simple method in Low blood pressure.
  • It cures gas problem.
  • Best for those Women who are suffering from a lack of sexual desire.
  • Useful in Leucoderma and other skin related problems.


Note: –

You can begin with the low checking and after that expand it. In the earliest reference point of your practice you can even begin doing it without Kumbhaka (the holding) and Jalandhar Bandha. That will make you feel greater with the relaxing. At that point you gradually bring those components into the activity.

People, who are experienced high blood pressure problem, don’t try this. Those people who have experienced brain surgery or heart surgery should take advice from medal expert or yoga expert before doing Surya Bhedana Pranayama. Always do Pranayama in systematic way and in under the supervision of an expert person.