Tantra Breathing & Pranayama

Breathing & Pranayama

Pranayama occupies an important place in the yogic techniques of Tantra. Pranayama or tantra breathing techniques can help you in being more present during lovemaking. Deep breathing has got its own benefits and is considered to be an important part of tantric yoga. Tantra breathing is calming and de-stressing. As you start to synchronize your breath with the partner, you both would be able to connect with each other to a deeper level.

Breathing techniques

Here are the two basic training techniques that you can start with:

    • Calm Breathing

Calm breathing or breathing through your nose is usually utilized to awaken the Hara as well as Ajna Chakra.

    • Active or Natural Breathing

This breathing technique that’s also known as breathing through the mouth aids in relaxing Manipura. What’s more, it will open the Anahata & Visuddha chakras.

What Does The Term Pranayama Means?

The term Pranayama is a mixture of two different words “prana” that means life energy or life force and “Yama” which means control. Having the said, Pranayama is a Sanskrit word that means controlling life energy.

How to control your breath

Pranayama practices help you attain consciousness by uniting the body and breath. Regular practice of basic pranayama techniques will make you calm and ready to explore tantric techniques with your partner. Make sure to include simple pranayama techniques like Kapalabhathi, Vitalic breath, anulom vilo, etc., in your daily routine.

Tantra Breathing and Pranayama

Once you attain control of your breath and master the basic pranayama techniques, it is time to explore tantra breathing techniques with your partner. Tantra breathing helps partners control intense energies created by the tantric union and allows a deeper bonding.

Types of Pranayama and How to Practice it

In this post, we will talk about the different types of Pranayama and of course, we will also show you how to practice them.

1) Bhastrika Pranayama

It is a crucial breath exercise in pranayama and yoga.

Bhastrika Pranayama

Sometimes, it’s treated as a cleansing action or kriya together with kapalabhati in order to clear an air route in preparation for other techniques.

How to Practice It:
    • First, sit down in a comfy Asana.
    • Then breathe in through your nostrils until your diaphragm is hard-pressed and lungs are filled.
    • Gently breath out
    • Finally, take a deep breath and breathe out afterwards

2) Bahaya Pranayama

This type of Pranayama is beneficial for stomach diseases, hernia, prostate problems, and uterus prolapse. Bahaya PranayamaThe Bahaya Pranayama, on the other hand, also conduits the energy of the hernia’s root lock.

However, you’re suffering from a heart issue or hypertension you must stop performing this pranayama. Nevertheless, if it’s your first time to do Bahaya, make sure to perform it 3-5 times. Though, advanced practitioners may perform eleven repetitions.

How to Practice It

To do this, you need to breathe air out, then touch your chin to chest. After which completely squeeze your stomach then hold it for a short time. Release your chin and breathe in gently. Repeat the entire process.

3) Kapalbhati Pranayama

The kapalbhati Pranayama helps in increasing the aabha as well as tej. Aside from that, it is also aids in:Kapalbhati Pranayama

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How to Practice It:

Doing this pranayama is pretty easy. All you have to do is forcefully push air out and your stomach will go in. You can begin it with thirty times or one minute. Then increase up to a minimum of five minutes and a maximum of ten minutes.

Nevertheless, people who are weak and have high blood pressure or heart disease should perform kapalbhati slowly.

4) Bharamari Pranayama

This type of pranayama is good for heart blockage, sinus problem, and hypertension. Bharamari PranayamaAside from that, Bharamari helps in reducing doubts, fears, depression, tension, and even stress. With bharamari, you’ll also feel that your soul, body, and mind are blistering with the light.

How to Practice It:

Simply close your ears using your thumb and place your index finger on your forehead. Then rest your three remaining fingers on the base of your nose touching your eyes. After positioning your fingers, breathe out thru your nose then hum like a bee. Do this pranayama for 10 minutes.

5) Anulom Vilom Pranayama

It is an ancient yogic breathing technique that’s designed to activate the higher consciousness, purify the body’s energy, and balance the nadis.

Anulom Vilom PranayamaThe Anulom Vilom Pranayama is also helpful for allergy, sinus, asthma, migraine, depression, paralysis and Parkinson.

How to Practice It:
    • Using your thumb, hold your nasal (right), then breathe in from the left.
    • Open your right nasal and hold the left one using your ring and middle fingers, then breathe out from your right nasal.
    • Repeat the process for at least 10 minutes.

6) Pranav Pranayama

With this type of pranayama, you will be able to broaden your perception. Pranav Pranayama As a result, you’ll begin to realize the One in All & All in One that’s usually found in each single tiniest atom.

How to Practice It:

The Pranav Pranayama is very easy to perform. Simply sit quietly and close your eyes. Then breathe in naturally. Perform this for 2 to three minutes or more.

7) Udgeeth Pranayama

The Udgeeth Pranayam is good for discharging bad dreams, deepening sleep quality, and for insomnia. Udgeeth PranayamaIt will also help your cognizance to become 1-pointed and simplify the practice of Yoga Nidra and conscious sleep.

How to Practice It:

Begin this pranayama by inhaling slowly. If you’re ready to exhale don’t forget to chant “Om” steadily and slowly. While you are practising, make sure to lengthen every breath to 60 seconds. Nonetheless, do this for about 10 minutes.

When to expect results

Pranayama is mastering the art of self-control. Couples should not look for quick results. It will take a little while for the body to learn and adjust to this breathing discipline. In the initial days, couples should start with a regular relaxation exercise every morning or evening. Once the body gets used to this disciplined breathing technique, pranayama breathing can really help you in connecting to your partner at a deeper level.

Best time to practice Tantra Breathing

Partners can set their own timings to practice pranayama breathing exercises based on their own convenience. Practising tantric pranayama after a long hectic day at work can really help you both to relax and connect with your partner.

Start practising the prana yoga techniques and make your lovemaking sessions a time to get connected with your partner deeply.

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