“Chandra” means “moon” bhida “- root,” Bhedana “means to penetrate, pass through anything. The Chandra Pranayama Bhedana all breaths are performed through the left nostril and all exhalations – through the right. Nerve on the left side is called the Ida Nadi and Nadi Kandra. Nerve on the right side of the nose called the Pingala Nadi or Surya Nadi. Pranic energy during inhalation passes through the Ida Nadi and Chandra, and during exhalation – through Pingala or Surya Nadi.
The energy in the right channel is considered to be cold, lunar ( “Chandra” in Sanskrit means “the moon”). When this channel is active, the person becomes prone to introspection, meditation, contemplation. Chandra Nadi Pranayama – an exercise to clean up the left channel and the energy of activation energy it flows.
Technique Bhedana Chandra Pranayama
Starting position – any comfortable meditative posture: Siddhasana , Virasana or Padmasana
Pull the spine from the coccyx to the cervical spine upward and lift the torso up.
Tilt your head from the back of the neck and make Jalandhar Bandha
Close your eyes and take a look inside.
Put the right wrist on the outside of the right knee and keep the brush in the Jnana Mudra.
To control the flow of breath is used Nasikagra Mudra . Middle and index finger tips are pressed to the gap between the eyebrows (Bhrumadhya point – activator Adjna cakra). Left nostril half-closed his thumb with a light pressure. The right-hand ring finger is fully clamped.
Breathing occurs through the left nostril.
Breathe in slowly, filling the lungs to the top.
After completion of the inhalation, pressing your thumb gently close your left nostril. Now both nostrils closed. Wait one second.
Now partially loosen the pressure on the right nostril and exhale through the right nostril. Exhalation should be slow, steady and complete.
This is one cycle. Do 8-10 of these cycles.
Features of the Chandra Pranayama Bhedana
At that time, when the fingers are in the nose to make their pressure is not shifted in the direction of the nasal septum when the left nostril is closed to the partition did not move to the right, and when the right nostril closed, did not move to the left.
You should not remove the thumb or fingers of the nostrils, which is half open;
The pressure at the tips of the fingers nose must be adjusted so that the incoming and outgoing air formed a narrow passage through which air is passed to slowly and steadily. But this passage should be neither too broad nor too narrow. Initially, makes a pass so to breathe easy. As you progress in your occupations do it already;
At a time when your attention is focused on one nostril, hold the other; breathing through the left nostril, hold the right, and vice versa, otherwise it will start to pass through the air.
Since Bhedana Chandra Pranayama breathing flow is controlled by your fingers, easy to absorb more energy on the inhale. Practice Bhedana Chandra Pranayama cools organs. It soothes and strengthens the nerves and clears the sinuses.
Intensive execution Bhedana Chandra Pranayama has a powerful cleaning action. Energy flows in the left channel are enhanced significantly. Well developed cervical spine. There is a growing impact on Vishuddhi chakra and its projection – the thyroid gland. Technique:
A deep breath, relaxed and his head goes down.
Inspiratory head thrown back.
Exhale sharply lowered head forward.
It is important to take deep breaths. Throw back his head to be careful – choose a comfortable rhythm for yourself and follow it.