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HOA Daily Pranayama Exercises 

Breathing is one of the most natural things we do as humans. It is a gift and a very powerful tool that can enable us to create more ease and balance in our lives. Taking time to focus on the breath allows us to pause from daily stresses, physical symptoms, and emotions that have taken over the mind. It is in that moment where we focus on the breath that we can return to a neutral state of being, gain clarity, feel rejuvenated, and enhance an overall sense of well-being.
 

When you invite a Pranayama practice into your daily routine;

 

• You be the judge. If you feel any discomfort or lightheadedness, stop immediately and return to normal breathing. Take a moment, pause and understand how you are feeling.
 

• Never force or restrict your breath. Don’t compromise the quality of the breath. Do the best that you can. The more you practice, the longer you’ll be able to perform the exercises, and eventually, you’ll be able to use more of your lung capacity.

 

• Patience and practice. Pranayama should be done with great care and awareness. Try to stay focused on the journey, not the destination! Over time, you will start to notice the benefits of the practice.

 

• Precautions. If you are pregnant, or suffer from diabetes, high/low blood pressure, heart conditions, epilepsy or vertigo, please consult your health care provider before performing any of these breathing exercises.

Benefits of taking up a regular Pranayama practice;

 

  • Helps improve hypertension

  • Helps improve digestive system function

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Strengthens the respiratory system

  • Helps relieve symptoms of chronic stress and mood imbalances

  • Can help improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia
     

To enjoy the best experience, we recommend to;

  • Find a quiet place within your home to set up your sacred space and burn some incense.

  • Work with your favourite essential oils or crystals to enhance your meditation.

  • Use good headphones or stereo speakers for optimal sound.

  • Practice One Pranayama for One week, Twice a day, Daily, have a day off or two. 

Example of weekly Pranayama practices;

  • Week One: Dirga Pranayama, choose Floral + Herbaceous essential oils

  • Week Two: Quantum Pause Pranayama, choose Resinous + Camphoraceous + Minty essential oils

  • Week Three: Kapalabhati Pranayama, choose Citrus + Minty essential oils

  • Week Four: Chandra & Surya Anga Pranayama, choose Resinous + Earthy essential oils

When you become more familiar with the Pranayama exercises, you can mix and match them as you go;

  • Week One: Morning Dirga Pranayama, Evening Chandra & Surya Anga Pranayama

  • Week Two: Morning Kapalabhati Pranayama, Evening Quantum Pause Pranayama

  • Week Three: Morning Chandra & Surya Anga Pranayama, Evening Dirga Pranayama

  • Week Four: Morning Quantum Pause Pranayama, Evening Kapalabhati Pranayama (before 8pm)

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