The Science of Pranayama by Sri Swami Sivananda

The Science of Pranayama

bySri Swami Sivananda

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Table Of Contents

PUBLISHERS' NOTE

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE

Prana and Pranayama
Sub-Pranas and Their Functions
The Colour of Pranas
The Length of the Air-Currents
The Centering of the Prana
The Lungs
Sushumna
Kundalini
Shat-Chakras
Nadis
Purification of Nadis
Shat-Karmas (The Six Purificatory Processes)
Dhauti
Basti
Neti
Nauli
Kapalabhati

CHAPTER TWO

The Meditation Room
The Five Essentials
The Place
The Time
The Adhikari
Dietetic Discipline
Yogic Diet
Mitahara
Purity in Food
Charu
Milk Diet
Fruit Diet
Articles Allowed
Articles Forbidden
A Kutir For Sadhana
Matra
Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
Technique
Siddhasana (The Perfect Pose)
Technique
Svastikasana (Prosperous Pose)
Samasana (Equal Pose)
Three Bandhas
Arambha Avastha
Ghata Avastha
Parichaya Avastha
Nishpatti Avastha

CHAPTER THREE

What is Pranayama
Pranayama (According to the Gita)
Pranayama (According To Sri Sankaracharya)
Pranayama (According to Yogi Bhusunda)
Control of Breath
Varieties of Pranayama
Three Types of Pranayama
The Vedantic Kumbhaka
Pranayama for Nadi-Suddhi
Mantra During Pranayama
Exercise No. 1
Exercise No. 2
Exercise No. 3
Exercise No. 4
Deep Breathing Exercise
Kapalabhati
The External Kumbhaka (Bahya)
Easy Comfortable Pranayama (Sukha Purvaka)
Pranayama for Awakening Kundalini
Pranayama During Meditation
Pranayama While Walking
Pranayama in Savasana
Sitkari
Sitali
Bhastrika
Bhramari
Murchha
Kevala Kumbhaka
Pranic Healing
Distant Healing
Relaxation
Relaxation of Mind
Importance and Benefits of Pranayama
Special Instructions

APPENDIX
Concentration on Solar Plexus
Pancha Dharana Prithvi Dharana
Ambhasi Dharana
Agneyi Dharana
Vayavya Dharana
Akasa Dharana
Story of Yogi Bhusunda
The Inner Factory
Yogic Diet
Sivananda's Pranayama
Kundalini Pranayama
Questions and Answers

GLOSSARY

Title:The Science of PranayamaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 28, 2017Publisher:YoucanprintLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8892656562

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