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Puraka - Inhalation
Inhalation must begin slowly and controlled.
When inhaling listen to the sound. Keep it smooth and harmonious. This will allow air to enter at the same rate throughout the inhalation.


Puraka ("filling in"): inhalation, an aspect of breath control (pranayama)
Purana ("Ancient [History]"): a type of popular encyclopedia dealing with royal genealogy, cosmology, philosophy, and ritual; there are eighteen major and many more minor works of this nature.


PURAKA - inhaling

PURANAS - the ancient scriptures, mainly written in form of legends ...

Not rechaka, puraka, and kumbhaka: There are other breathing practices that include rechaka (exhalation), puraka (inhalation) and kumbhaka (intentional holding of the breath). These practices are not the intent here in this sutra, particularly not the practice of breath retention.

Manipuraka chakra: the nervous plexus located in the region of the navel.
Mantra: a sacred thought or prayer. Sanskrit syllables, workds or phrases which when repeated in meditation will bring the ndividual to ah higher stgate of consciousness.
Matsyasana: Fish pose ...

manipuraka = city with gems
manipuraka chakra = site of the sense of fear and apprehension
mano-maya kosha = phsychologica or mind sheath, the third of the five sheaths of the body
mantra = sacred sound or phrase that has a transformative effect ...

Study of deep breathing takes place after performing ~ and rechaka successfully. Try to do deep ~ to the maximum stage as you can and similarly do the prolonged rechaka-in the preliminary stage. You can perform such ~ and rechaka number of times after your consistent study.

When the breath is drawn in, it is the second, termed ~. When it is suspended, it is the third kind, called Kumbhaka. Kumbhaka is retention of breath. Kumbhaka increases the period of life. It augments the inner spiritual force, vigour and vitality.

For Sukhapurvaka Pranayama, (a) inhale through left nostril (~); (b) retain the breath (Antar-kumbhaka), (c) Exhale through the right nostril (Rechaka) and (d) retain the breath (Bahya-kumbhaka).

Inhale (~) through the left nostril till you count 3 Oms slowly. Imagine that you are drawing the Prana along with the atmospheric air. In course of practice, you will actually feel that you are drawing Prana. Then close the left nostril also with the little and ring fingers of your right hand.

" The head-to-knee pose (alternate leg stretch) performed with ~ kumbhaka, bandha triya, and yantra meditation.
Maithuna
A sacred love-making ritual of Tantra Yoga, that helps couples to raise Kundalini together.
Mandalas ...

Perform ~ (inhalation) and Rechaka (exhalation) rapidly. Those who can do Bhastrika Pranayama can easily do this. In Bhastrika there is a Kumbhaka (retention of breath) for a long time at the end of the required rounds. But in Kapalabhati there is no Kumbhaka.

Breathing: The breathing technique performed with vinyasa is called ujjayi [victorious breath] (Scott 20), which consists of ~ [inhalation] and rechaka [exhalation] ("Ashtanga Yoga").

This exhalation is known as ~. Now take three breaths into focused area and feel your abdomen rising and falling beneath your hands. Stop the breath for a second in this position and then exhale. While exhaling the abdomen should be drawn inwards continuously and slowly.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Prana, Breath, Pranayama, Yoga, Body?

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