“Chandra” is a Sanskrit word that means “Moon” and Chandra Bhedana Pranayama is cooling
pranayama. The moon corresponds to the introspective, passive and artistic aspects of an individual’s personality. There are so many types of pranayamas in Yoga. But this pranayama is extremely beneficial to calm your body and thoughts.
This pranayama is meant to refresh the body. It is exactly the opposite of Surya Bhedi. According to Hatha Yoga Pradipika, energy passes through Ida Nadi or Chandra Nadi during inhalation and after expiration through Pingala or Surya Nadi. They are larger nadis that maintain the balance between magnetism and the energy generated by the sun and the moon. They travel from the lower end of the spine to the lens between the eyebrows.
How to do Chandra bhedana pranayama
1.Keep the spinal cord erect and sit in habitual posture.
2.With the thumbs of the right hand, press the right nostril and through the left nostril (Chandra Nadi) inhale while making a sound.
3. Retain the breath contained in throat, lungs, and stomach.
4. After as much retention as possible, exhale through right
nostril slowly and repeat it for as many times as you like.
This pranayama is also known as left nostril breathing because while doing this pranayama, the breathing is done through the left nostril.
Benefits of Chandra bhedana pranayama
1. When the inhalation is done through the left nostril, your body gets cooled.
2. It reduces the bile and removes the excess heat of the body. You do not feel tired, and belching is stopped.
3. The benefits of this pranayama are quite the opposite to those of Suryabhedi.
4. Therefore, a person of the nature of bile should practice it in summer. If the left nostril due to cold or catarrh is closed, then you have to lie down on your right side to make the left nostril work, and then you can start practice again. The practice of this pranayama helps you to learn whether the right or left nostril is working.
This is all about Chandra bhedana pranayama go ahead and check other pranayamas.
- This pranayama should not be done in the winter.
- People with heart disease, low blood pressure or epilepsy should avoid this pranayama.
- Do not hold your breath during the initial phase.
- Complete pranayama on an empty stomach.
- Be sure to practice Pranayama Chandra Bhedana 4-5 hours after eating.
- Inhalation and exhalation should be in the 1: 2 ratio.
- Do not do Chandra Bhedana and Surya Bhedana Pranayama on the same day.
- This should not be done if you suffer from a cold, it will increase the cooling of your body.