Bhastrika (bellows) breathing is one of the most important and powerful pranayamas. In addition to its health benefits of an overall increase in vitality, it is potent on a subtle level in preparing and developing a meditative mind, and for this reason, it is particularly treasured in the Himalayan Tradition. In this class, Sandra Anderson explains the benefits, requirements, and contraindications for this advanced pranayama, gives a detailed explanation of the technique, and leads a short sequence of helpful, preparatory asana postures, ending with the practice of bhastrika.

Basic Technique for Bhastrika Pranayama

Bhastrika Practice Sequence

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