Bhastrika Pranayama Yoga

by | Jun 12, 2020 | Yoga Poses


Reviewed by  Dr. Andrew Grover,  CPT


  • Great for lungs and people who suffer from repetitive cough, flu, respiratory issues, allergies or breathlessness
  • The increased blood supply to the head improves eyesight and hearing.
  • The lungs are strengthened and it is beneficial for bronchitis, as the respiratory system is quickly and deeply purified.
  • It is great for energizing the body and the mind

How to do

  • Sit in Padmasana (Lotus Pose).
  • Take a deep breath and fill your lungs with air.
  • Release the breath after counting till five.
  • Now begin practicing the technique by inhaling and exhaling with force and mimicking the panting activity.
  • To begin with, practice at least 21 times (one round of inhalation and exhalation will count as one time).
  • You can take breaks and continue doing it for three minutes. Gradually increase the count and the duration as the stamina increases.


  • Do not open your eyes while doing this pranayama.
  • Force breath out while pulling back your hands.



  • Avoid this if you have chronic respiratory problem and unable to perform this.

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