Anulom Vilom Pranayam in the morning

Anulom Vilom Pranayam in the morning

“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.” — Deepak Chopra

Hectic routine, ever increasing stress, toxic atmosphere, addictions and junk food all piles up to lifestyle related diseases. Any one of the above reason is good enough for health problems like obesity, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetics, PCOS and many such demons that are haunting nearly every households.

Toxins have become such a major part of our life that we cannot escape it. Good lifestyle choices like exercising regularly, drinking lots of water, getting rid of addiction can help us prevent future problems but it cannot reverse the damages that has already been done to our body.

If you are having trouble getting your health back on track then doing “Pranayams” beside all that you are already doing can help. Pranayams are breathing exercises and a very important part of Yoga. Pranayams cure the body from inside and brings balance and order to our hormones.

Regular practice of pranayam can help reverse adverse effects of lifestyle related diseases. It has no side effects and it is far more effective than any modern medicine or treatment. My Ayurvedic doctor emphasis on the benefits of “Anulom Vilom Pranayam”. He insists that everyone should do Anulom Vilom Pranayam for minimum 15 minutes daily.

What is Anulom Vilom Pranayam:

Anulom Vilom Pranayam is a breathing exercise were alternate nostrils are used to breath in and out. It is a very effective purifying technique that can detox the body and clear the mind from stress. It can also reverse effects of toxins, balance harmones and regulate our metabolic rate.

How to do Anulom Vilom Pranayam: (Any one can do this Pranayam)

1. It is important to do this or any other Pranayam on empty stomach.

2. Pranayams are more effective if done early morning in a quite calm place which has lots of fresh air.

3. If possible sit in the morning sunlight to get the added benefit of healing rising sun rays full of Vitamin D.

4. Sit crossed legs in Padmasana (Lotus Position) or in Sukhasana (Easy Pose). If you have knee pain or arthritis you can sit on a chair with straight back rest.

5. Remember this asan is to relax and remove stress so do not strain yourself be comfortable.

6. Close your eyes and breathe slowly and deeply about 4 to 5 breaths to calm and clear your mind.

7. With your right thumb close your right nostril and breathe in through left nostril. Be slow and gentle. Then close the left nostril with middle and ring finger and breathe out of right nostril.

8. Next step will be inhale through right nostril and close right nostril then exhale through left nostril. Keep repeating this alternative breathing for 10 to 15 minutes.

9. For the first week start with 5 minutes. Gradually increase the time to 30 minutes.

10. If you cannot do Pranayams in morning you can do them post a gap of 4 to 5 hours after meal.

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” — Gautama Buddha

Why to do Anulom Vilom Pranayam: It’s Amazing Benefits ->

Anulom Vilom Pranayam has amazing benefits that can completely bring order and harmony in our mind and body. Regular practice of this pranayam –

1. Purify, cleanse and tone the nervous system,

2. Removes toxins from the body and clears the mind from stress,

3. Improves digestive system and cures constipation, bloating, gastric problems and other discomforts of an upset stomach,

4. Regularizes the three doshas (Vata, Kapha and Pitta) making the body healthier,

5. Balances hormones curing health issues like PCOS, Irregular menses,

6. Increases the intake of oxygen that helps cure conditions like sinus, respiratory problems and asthma,

7. Regularizes the proper circulation of oxygenated blood, it strengthens the heart and functioning of the lungs. Cures high blood
pressure and arthritis,

8. Provides relief from stress, depression, chronic sinus problems, migraine and hypertension.

9. It increases the energy levels of the body and makes the mind calm, peaceful and positive.

10. Anulom Vilom can make us vibrantly healthy and radiantly beautiful. It helps cures the reason that makes us fat like slow metabolic rate or hormonal imbalance. If we regularly practice Anulom Vilom losing weight becomes easy. It makes our skin glowing, clear, radiant and beautiful. It is the most effective anti-aging secret of many famous beautiful people.

Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy. In case of any critical illness like serious heart condition please take your doctors approval before doing this pranayam or any other kind of exercise.

“A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement” — Jess C. Scott

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22 comments on “Lose Weight, Get Ageless Vibrant Health and Radiant Beauty with Anulom Vilom Pranayam.

  1. nitu

    I have arthritis problem since 2010. will I be benefitted by doing anulom vilom for 30 mins in the evening?

  2. Aditya Bhardwaj

    hiii yamini, I have problem in my eyes.can Pranayam cure my eyes

  3. pranayama types

    Your site articles and posts are very useful, I am very much interested with you. Thanks for sharing such a good and helpful posts. You mentioned that information was very nice to us. Thank you

  4. carol

    Hi will it reduce blood pressure

  5. A.Balaramakrishna

    Thanks for giving a good suggestion, I will practice this regularly without fail.
    With Regards

    A.Balaramakrishna

  6. harshita

    maam having pcos problem from 8 years ,30 min anlom villom is sufficient?

  7. dhananjay

    Hi,

    I am 25 year old , suffering from psoriasis since 4 years . i tried many alopathic treatment but not any relief . my friend told me to practice anulome vilome . will it make any difference if yes then let me know how to practice it for psoriasis . with it I sweat a lot than others if i work little hard.
    Please help.

  8. dhananjay

    Hi ,

    I am 25 yr old suffering from psoriasis since 4 years . I have tried many allopathic medicine but not any relief. my friend told me to practice anulome vilome i want to know will it make any difference , if yes let me know how to practice it for psoriasis . with this i sweat a lot, my body get hot if i work little hard .
    please help me.

  9. yamini Post author

    Thank you Arun for the comment and I am glad you have started enjoying the benefits of pranayama. I know how you feel about a scare for your respiratory health as I had suffered from the same specially while sleeping I would wake up all the time feeling a little bit choked up but regular exercises like walking, yoga and of course pranayama has got it a lot in control.

    I thank you for highlighting the point about exhaling. I tried exhaling both ways as you suggested in the comment and I must admit I felt slow exhaling feels better. One does need to control and concentrate though. Slow exhaling feels like the advance stage of the pranayama. A beginner may find this challenging. I leave it to the individual preference. I believe one should not do any pranayama that feels uneasy, as it will defeat the purpose of bringing balance to mind and body.
    Regarding your question about food, I have written a bunch of articles about foods that help us lose weight and could be eaten while practicing yoga. However, I am inspired to write a fresh article because of your comment and would inform you once it is published.
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  10. Arun

    Thanks Yamini for such a wonderful article which can save many lives, Trust me I am doing it for just a week now properly and already feeling the benefits..I weigh 138.5 kilos and felt terrible before I started doing pranayama, Always had a paranoia kind of state about my respiratory health but now those feelings of gloom and doom are gone but can I suggest one small change in what you wrote in this article? When exhaling should we exhale as slowly as possible or with a force equal to inhalation bcz I tried exhaling so slowly that even a cotton wad won’t move with that force and it has benefited me more than what you suggested here in your article.. I also want to know what kinds of foods should I eat to meet my weight loss goals while practicing pranayama..Please reply..

  11. Spiritual

    Very clear explanation of the need, procedure and benefits of doing anulom vilom pranayam. One can really experience the benefits of anulom vilom pranayam only after a regular practice.
    Thanks for sharing useful information! 🙂

  12. Dev

    Remove all kinds of mental obstacles like depression ,lack of concentration,unhappiness ,negative thinking which may remove your major problems of life.

  13. Dev

    Remove obstacles of minds like unhappiness , lack of concentration which remove major problems may be all problems of life.Really do it also change your thinking also improve creative plus positive thinking. For me anulom vilom

  14. Bariatric Eating

    I never heard about this Anulom Vilom Pranayam but after reading your post, I felt the need to go and use this one. I want to see how it can help me with my weight loss goal and other health concerns.
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  15. yamini Post author

    Hi Sunita,
    Thank you for your comment. The benefits of the pranayam are in getting the mind and body at peace with deep breaths. As a lefty you naturally select left side to do almost everything and forcing your body to do in any other way will feel unnatural and add unnecessary stress to the pranayam. Keep doing the pranayam without thinking about the right or wrong side. It’s more of a meditation so don’t get stressed about doing it the right way. Even if you start with your left side it you will still show your mind and body a lot of love and care and you will see the benefits. You will always feel good after doing any pranayam. The key is doing it regularly.

  16. Sunita

    Hii I am left handed and therefore feel comfortable to practice anulom vilom pranayam only with left hand closing the left nostril first using left hand.The usual practice is to use right hand closing the right nostril first.Will I get the benefits of this pranayam if I close left nostril and breathe in through right nostril first?

  17. kiran

    Thanks Yamini for the quick reply.It helps.
    I have been doing anulom vilom from last few months (6+ months) but sometimes in-between I get doubt as to if it really benefits or could there be any side effects though I want to do it with complete faith.

    Your comments helped me to get more confidence in that.Will continue doing it.

    thanking you.
    regards..kiran

  18. yamini Post author

    Hi Kiran,

    Thank you for your comment. Anulom Vilom does not have any side effects. To be sure you are doing it right attend few classes of any qualified Yoga teacher. 15 minutes a day is great but why don’t you start with 5 minutes a day and gradually take it up to 20 or even 30 minutes. It is highly advisable to do Anulom Vilom on empty stomach so mornings are perfect. If you want to do it in evenings too make sure you keep a gap of 3 to 4 hour after a meal. Kiran it is wonderful to do it for years as it will only benefit your health. In good old days people of our great country took Pranayams seriously and lived a long and healthy life. Good luck. Keep me updated.

  19. kiran

    Hi Yamini,

    Thanks for the writeup.Its very good.Does Anulom Vilom has any side effects?
    Is it okay to do it 15 min twice in a day?

    Are there any measures to know if it making any positive impact.

    Is it okay to do it for long time or years together?

    thanks again..kiran

  20. yamini Post author

    Thank you for the comment Gina 🙂 Do let me know how it benefited you once you add it to your routine. I am glad you like my articles. I will surely try to write similar articles.
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  21. Gina

    That is such an excellent article. This pranayam seems to have numerous benefits. Can not wait to add this to my routine and see how it helps. Will write back to let you know how it goes. Please keep writing more such articles. Thank you. 🙂

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