Top 7 Health Benefits of Bhastrika Pranayama

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By Rishikul Yogshala

May 8, 2019

Through this blog, you will explore the power of Yoga with the boundary-less health benefits of Bhastrika Pranayama.

Yoga isn’t something you choose, yoga chooses you!

It starts with the feeling you inculcate to become a better version of yourself. Yoga is the path towards improvement, sustainable development, enlightenment. It is the oldest, social service community which has lived through the caves and modern buildings for decades.

Bhastrika Pranayama is a Sanskrit word which means “bellows breath”. It is an essential breathing technique for cleansing the toxins from your upper body, as the abdomen pumps up the breath just like a blacksmith uses his bellows. It is free-treatment for many heart and lung problems.

Clear your airways, cleanse your mind and open the blockages of your body with Bhastrika Pranayama breathing exercises.

This activity is similar to Kapalbhati, and hence very often compared to it, but not many people are aware of the fact that it has its own specifications and benefits.


How is it different from Kapalbhati?

Kapalbhati majorly focuses on the abdominal part and involves the stomach-enforced sneezing. While, Bhastrika Pranayama engages the chest and therefore lungs, and it is usually performed after Kapalbhati exercise, to form a momentum. Here, both inhalation and exhalation are forced unlike the functioning of Kapalbhati.


With this practice, evacuate your true-self from the oppressive lifestyle of the polluted cities.

  1. Cross your legs, and sit on the ground in Sukhasana or Padmasana.
  2. Inhale deeply while you concentrate on increasing your positive-energy levels, and fill your lungs with clean air.
  3. Now exhale as if you are saying “goodbye” to the clotted dirt in your lungs.
  4. Let the process continue for 5 minutes, and gradually increase your sitting every day to gain quick results.

Top 7 health benefits of Bhastrika Pranayama

The health benefits of Bhastrika Pranayama are numerous starting from respiratory muscle efficiency to strengthened lungs and more. Read on to learn about the top 7 benefits of Bhastrika Pranayama.

  1. Healthy Mind and Body
    Bhastrika Pranayama oxygenates and re-energizes your brain to reward you with a fresh perspective towards the world. Empower yourself as you form a blissful state of a peaceful mind, by managing your nervous system entirely. With this, renew the air and increase the ventilation in your mind and body to gain better clarity, focus.
  2. Improves the Blood Circulation
    The practice balances the blood pressure of your body, rather than increasing or decreasing your body temperature. The circulation of the blood highly changes the dynamics of your body, re-building from non-functional to functional organs. It also helps in fixing heart-related problems.
  3. Detoxify your Lungs
    This activity is a rejuvenating exercise to filter your lungs!
    It is a great technique which is beneficial for smokers to cleanse their lungs after quitting, and also for city-mongers who are living a toxic lifestyle in the polluted air of the industries and factories. So, cut down on your doctor’s appointment by being self-sufficient as you increase your daily-practice moderately.
    ‘Save your money and lungs’ by practicing this pranayama activity apart from following a healthy routine of herbal-drinks, smoothies, and fresh-fruits intake.
  1. Strengthens Immunity
    The breathing exercise stimulates the metabolism activities in your body and encourages better immunity. The increase in your appetite and the quick digestion encourages and strengthens the immunity standards of your body.
    Not only does it increase your appetite, but it also helps in curing obesity to control and crush any scope for diseases or illnesses in the future.
  2. Neurological Balance
    Bhastrika Pranayama is an important remedy that relieves hypertension, stress, anxiety, migraine, or depression. The compulsive need of keeping your mind calm and balanced benefits your social behavior as well as your personal growth. So, don’t step back when it comes to devoting only a few minutes to your mental health and care.
  3. Cures Cold and Flu
    Other than the calmness and stillness of the mind, one of the major health benefits of Bhastrika Pranayama is that it helps in curing the infections of your body like cold, sinus, and flu. The respiratory system of our body is tuned and revitalized as you progress your kriya to clear the airways.
  4. Helps to treat Fibrosis
    The excessive formation of fibrous connective tissues can imbalance your bodily functions. This can be a reactive, pathological state which requires deep care of underlying tissues and organs. This ‘lung-breathing exercise’ effectively reforms the structure of your body by aligning it systematically through the internal-hospitalization and eventually treating Fibrosis.

Don’t think, adopt Bhastrika Pranayama as part of your daily life and rejoice with good health!

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