How to perform syrabhedana pranayama:Sit in Padmasana Inhale slowly and deeply through your right nostril, your left nostril shut with your ring finger and little finger.Next, close your right nostril with the thumb of your right hand. And then exhale through your left nostril, keeping your right nostril closed
Tips for practicing Suryabhedana Pranayama:
1.Don’t exhaust yourself while doing this exercise
2.All the inhalations should be done through the right nostril and exhalations through the left
3.You must feel the passage of air throughout the process at the tips of your fingers, your thumbs and in your nasal membranes where the pressure is applied. The sound it makes should be maintained throughout by applying varying pressure on your nostrils
4.You should not feel even the slightest strain and the skin on your forehead, eyes, temples, eyebrows should remain passive
5.Inhalation and exhalation should last be in the ratio of 1:2
6.Make sure to maintain an even and slow rhythm throughout.
Benefits of suryabhedana pranayama.
Suryabhedana Pranayama creates heat in the body and activates that part of the brain, which holds the vital life-force. It is said to fortify the liver and immune system, purifies the blood and cures gas problems, intestinal ailments, leucoderma and other skin diseases.
Suryabhedana stops vata problems in the stomach and prevents throat trouble.