The Screat of Breathing

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Svara - Nadi Shastra

Svar in Sanskrit means 'voice', and as voice is dependent on breath, svara also carries the connotation of 'breath'. In this Shastra, a subtle and important relation is expressed between breath and nadi i.e. pulse. Now-a-days, it is standard practice for a doctor to first check the pulse and then the congestion in the chest and/or lungs to get some indication of the condition and/or ailment of breath.

In ancient India, breath was found to have the following characteristics. It could be (i) long or short in strength, (ii) moist or dry in humidity content, (iii) warm or cool in temperaments, and (iv) fast or slow in frequency or speed. From these eight conditions, we have the following twenty-four combinations:

No. Combinations No. Combinations
1 long and dry 7 short and moist
2 long and cool 8 short and warm
3 long and slow 9 short and fast
4 dry and cool 10 moist and warm
5 dry and slow 11 moist and fast
6 cool and slow 12 warm and fast
       
13 long and moist 19 dry and warm
14 long and warm 20 dry and fast
15 long and fast 21 moist and cool
16 short and dry 22 moist and slow
17 short and cool 23 cool and fast
18 short and slow 24 warm and slow

We may consider long, dry, cool and slow as positive characteristics, and short, moist, warm and fast as negative characteristics. So the 24 combinations above can be divided into the six pure positive breaths, the six pure negative breaths and the 12 mixed negative/positive breaths.

Four Methods of Respiration

No. Type Description
1 High Breathing It is called Clavicular Breathing or Collar-Bone Breathing.
2 Mid Breathing
3 Low Breathing
4 Yogi Complete Breathing

Nostril Breathing vs. Mouth Breathing

Vibration and Rhythmic Breathing

Psychic Breathing

Spiritual Breathing

Breathing for special Purpose

No. Name Description
1 Swas Vyayam
2 Buddhi Vikasini Swas Vyayam
3 Dwani Vikasi Pranayam
4 Durgandhit Swas Nivarak Pranayam
5 Anhadi Pranayam (Virya Nirodhak)
6 Jwar Nivarak Pranayam
7 Virya Stambhak Pranayam (Urdhwaret Pranayam)
8 Sukhadi Pranayam (Shramhar Pranayam)
9 Rakta Sanchar Vikasini Pranayam
10 Sarvang Swasthya Pranayam
11 Shakti Sancharak Pranayam
12 Shit Nirodhak Pranayam
13 Tivra Ushmak Pranayam
14 Rakta Shodhak Pranayam
15 Aanv Nivarak (Amashaya Rog Haran) Pranayam
16 Ashirvad Pranayam
17 Shrudha Nivarak Pranayam
18 Tap Vardhak Pranayam
19 Pitta Nashak Pranayam
20 Kapha Nashak Pranayam
21 Pitta Vardhak Pranayam
22 ENT (Ear, Nose, Tongue) Pranayam
23 Teeth Disease Solution Pranayam

Breathing / Pranayam

No. Name Description
1 Aditya
2 Sudarshan
3 Trupti
4 Suvarna
5 RahulShefali
6 Swarna
7 Kalika
8 Jwala Shanti
9 Sunitgrindra
10 Ramesh Mohan
11 Neelam Chaitanya
12 Pushpa Giriraj
13 BabuRatan
14 SubhodhaJitendra
15 Manendrasha
16 Vishesh
17 Yogendrindu
18 Shakunyatindra
19 Jinendrarchana
20 Pradipalaka
21 Rajnvina
The Other Types.....
1 Surya bhedan
2 Ujjayi
3 Sitkari
4 Shitali
5 Bhastrika
6 Bhramari
7 Murchha
8 Plavini
9 Ajapa - Sadhan

Breathing Exercises

Name Benefits Method
A. Alternate Nostril Breath It has a marvelously calming effect on the nervous system and helps to overcome insomnia. It relaxes and refreshes the body. It purifies the bloodstream and aerates the lungs and soothes headaches, also improves digestion and appetites and helps to free the mind of anxiety and depression.
  1. Sit in a comfortably cross-legged position, back straight.
  2. Raise your right hand and place your ring finger against your left nostril, closing it off.
  3. Inhale deeply and slowly through the right nostril to the count of four.
  4. Close off the right nostril with your thumb and retain the breath for a count of 1-4 seconds.
  5. Open the left nostril and exhale to the count of 4-8 seconds. The longer you can make the exhalation, the better. Concentrate on completely emptying the lungs.
  6. Breathe in through the same left nostril to the count of 4.
  7. Close off the nostril with the ring finger again and hold to the count of 1-4 seconds.
  8. Exhale through the right nostril to the count of 4-8 seconds. This makes up one round.
  9. Repeat these rounds of alternate nostril breathing five more times, or up to ten minutes if you are concerned about insomnia.
  10. Practice a ratio of 4:4:8, if at all possible. Increase this to 8:4:8 eventually, then 8:8:8, after some months.
B. The Cleansing Breath
  1. Sit in a comfortably cross-legged position or a chair, back straight.
  2. Inhale deeply, pushing the abdomen out, and taking in as much air as possible in the space of 1 second.
  3. Whack your abdomen in forcefully to expel the air through the nostrils. The sensation should be one of having been punched in the stomach.
  4. Inhale again by pushing the abdomen out and letting the air rush back into the vacuum created by the exhalation.
  5. The whole process, inhalation and exhalation, should take not much more than 1½ seconds. Both should be forceful and will be quite audible.
  6. Repeat ten times, follow with a complete breath and repeat ten times more.
C. Complete Breath
  1. Sit in a comfortably cross-legged position or in a chair.
  2. Straighten your back, which will straighten your thorax for easier breathing.
  3. Inhale slowly through the nose, breathing deeply, consciously.
  4. Take five seconds to fill the lower part of the lungs, by expanding the ribs and pushing the abdomen out.
  5. Concentrate on filling the top of the lungs for the next five seconds. This will expand the chest and tighten the abdomen slightly.
  6. Hold the breath for 1-5 seconds.
  7. Exhale slowly until you have emptied the lungs.
  8. Repeat 4-5 times more.
D. Digestive Cycle
  1. Sit, comfortably cross-legged, hands on keens.
  2. Now describe a circle with your upper body in a clockwise movement, by
  3. Leaning back exhaling, pulling the abdomen IN, then
  4. Bending forward inhaling, pushing the abdomen OUT.
  5. Repeat 4 times, then perform the same movement in an anti-clockwise direction. The rythm is : bend forward - inhale - push tummy OUT; lean backward - exhale - pull tummy IN.
E. The Humming Breath This system is best for insomnia. Practice at bedtime in bed, if you have trouble falling asleep.
  1. Perform a Complete Breath.
  2. The second time, make a soft humming sound while exhaling.
  3. Repeat 3-10 times, sounding like a persistent bee.
  4. Follow up with the Sponge.
F. The Legs-up Breath
G. Rhythmic Breath
H. Walking Breath
I. Breathing - Away - Pain - Breath
J. Sense - Sealer
K. Bellows Breathing Bellows Breathing aids in strengthening the stomach as well as the chest.
  1. Sitting erect in a comfortable cross-legged position, inhale and put your chin on your chest, holding the breath for up to one minute. Lift your head up and exhale through the nose.
  2. Then, from the stomach, exhale for eight counts, keeping your mouth open. As you exhale, your chest is drawn inward; as you inhale, your chest expands outward. This is a reversal of the usual procedure of breathing, and is very effective for bringing oxygen into the lower regions of the body. You will notice that you make a little sound as you are doing it.
Repeat this exercise twice.

The Intensity Chart

Intellectual Centre

Intensity Chart I & II

Intensity - I : Warm and moist breath, 4-7 fingers in length, 14-17 breaths per minute

Intensity - II : Mildly warm and dry  breath, 7-15 fingers in length, 12-15 breaths per minute

No Intellectual Centre Intensity - I Intensity - II Intellectual Centre Disease, Ailments
1 understanding +2000-2000 +5000-5000 intense, continuous anger coma
2 have complete knowledge, a specialist +1950-1950 +4875-4875 intense egotism and show - off mentality loss of memory
3 generous mind, kind +1900-1900 +4750 - 4750 a mental block; stiff, closed mind ruined kidney
4 open mind, a constant learner +1850-1850 +4625 -4625 ignorant with superiority complex cerebral haemorrhage
5 earn respect +1800-1800 +4500 -4500 mentally lazy, foolish narcissism, blindness
6 logical mind +1750-1750 +4375 -4375 consistent anger, foul language apoplexy
7 orderly mind +1700-1700 +4250 -4250 ruffled, unsteady mind stroke and/or shock
8 wise, guiding type +1650-1650 +4125 -4125 inferiority complex, mean and greedy brain cancer
9 good grasping power and concentration +1600-1600 +4000 -4000 meanly causing misunderstanding brain cancer
10 highly active and agile mind +1550-1550 +3875 -3875 back-biting, gossipy misleading insomnia and/or cancer
11 forgiving +1500-1500 +3750 -3750 purposely cause unhappiness full paralysis
12 rational, clear mind +1450-1450 +3625 -3625 rebellious, undisciplined insanity and/or partial paralysis
13 selfless, helping type +1400-1400 +3500 -3500 accepting self-defeat, brooding arthritis
14 kind, merciful to a fault +1350-1350 +3375 -3375 extreme possissiveness psychosis and/or lung cancer
15 dignified approach to life +1300-1300 +3250 -3250 fruitless mental gymnastics chronic bronchitis
16 steadfast and honest +1250-1250 +3125 -3125 cause mental torture and worry alcoholism and/or tuberculosis (TB)
17 detached-in-life, a gyani +1200-1200 +3000 -3000 a revolutionary, self-seeking and mean severe backache
18 very noble mind and nature +1150-1150 +2875 -2875 aggressive, bullying, a moral coward epilepsy
19 high mental capacity +1100-1100 +2750 -2750 very dirty mind and nature eye fatigue and eye troubles
20 creative, organized mind +1100-1100 +2625 -2625 drive others insane lumbago
21 conscious of duties, obligations +1000-1000 +2500 -2500 purposely create doubts, self - seeking migraine
22 give happiness to others +950-950 +2375 -2375 rigid, closed mind, obstinate ulcer and severe pain
23 remove misunderstanding +900-900 +2250 -2250 destructive tendencies  angina pains
24 live harmoniously with all +850-850 +2125 -2125 purposely cause embarrassment hallucinations
25 mind - triumphing - over - matter type +800-800 +2000 -2000 effeminate man and / or manly woman meningitis
26 trustworthy +750-750 +1875 -1875 mean, purposely cause irritability shaking and bad nerves
27 goodness embodied +700-700 +1750 -1750 very selfish, inconsiderate eccentricity
28 firm and resolute +650-650 +1625 -1625 grave - digger mentality pain in the joints
29 discriminative and good +600-600 +1500 -1500 back - accounting, brooding on the dark side acidity
30 very sweet - tempered +550-550 +1375 -1375 intense greed, self - gain at all costs  amoebic dysentery
41 calm and collected +500-500 +1250 -1250 mentally foggy, stupid obesity
42 positive, hopeful, bright outlook +450-450 +1125 -1125 idiotic, mentally abnormal obessions depression
43 peaceful, avoid quarrels +400-400 +1000 -1000 purposely cause fear and worry blood disorders
44 righteous - pride mentality +350-350 +875 -875 gambler - cheat mentality giddiness and headaches
45 steady and able +300-300 +750 -750 bitter, mental revenge - planning hernia of different types
46 self - respectful, kind and good +250-250 +625 -625 prefer loneliness, avoid people allergies of different types
47 avoid games of chance +200-200 +500 -500 shamless intelligent palsy
48 self - sacrificing +150-150 +375 -375 sarcastic fault - finding phobias, mental disorders
49 go out of the way to help +100-100 +250 -250 hurt purposely by fault - finding high or low blood pressure
50 mild - natured, forgiving +50-50 +125 -125 brutal - but - coward attitude addictions of various types
51 death 0-15 0-15, 0-15 death  

Emotional Center

Intensity - I : Very Warm and very moist breath, 4-7 fingers in length, 16-18 breaths per minute

Intensity - II : Mildly warm and dry breath, 7-15 fingers in length, 14-16 breaths per minute

No. Emotional Centre Intensity - I Intensity - II Emotional Centre Disease, Ailments
1 sublime love of God +4000-4000 +2000-2000 worship of self, mean and greedy paralysis
2 reverent, prayerful be in awe +3900-3900 +1950-1950 intensely possessive, selfish arthritis
3 dedication to a good, noble cause +3800-3800 +1900-1900 strong hate and vengeance TB, total blindness
4 self-sacrificing, all - sacrificing +3700-3700 +1850-1850 treacherous, unscrupulous asthma, bronchitis
5 selfless love for all +3600-3600 +1800-1800 stab-in-the-back type, an opportunist lung cancer or lung TB
6 mother's love +3500-3500 +1750-1750 unforgiving, even of a small hurt or insult kidney, stomach ailments
7 inward peace +3400-3400 +1700-1700 biting jealousy, get-even mentality anaemia, intestinal ailments
8 love for animal and bird life +3300-3300 +1650-1650 heartless and / or godless appendicitis
9 money - sacrificing for a good cause +3200-3200 +1600-1600 sneaky, stealthy, behind - the - back worker shock and / or stroke
10 courage in face of danger +3100-3100 +1550-1550 totally dishonest and undependable high or low blood pressure
11 patriotic and brave +3000-3000 +1500-1500 singularly self - seeking, intensely bad, mean coronary thrombosis
12 father's love +2900-2900 +1450-1450 changing moods, uncultured amoebic dysentery
13 humble, yet knowledgeable +2800-2800 +1400-1400 jealous of all, mean and greedy nasal catarrh
14 nobility, love for the weak +2700-2700 +1350-1350 persecution complex, unmanageable nervous debility
15 have ideas of grandeur +2600-2600 +1300-1300 weakness for praise, all - round wrong doer palpitations, angina pains
16 sublime thoughts +2500-2500 +1250-1250 peacock - or sho-off mentality, playboy type piles and fistula
17 love for all children +2400-2400 +1200-1200 uncompromising type alcoholism and / or drug
18 truthful, dependable +2300-2300 +1150-1150 drinking, gambling type albino
19 obedient to will of God type +2200-2200 +1100-1100 womaniser and flirt, cheatful ways cataract and/or eye trouble
20 attached to family, gives great sacrifices +2100-2100 +1050-1050 cheat at games and in life also ulcer and/or disorders of intestines
21 brotherly / sisterly love +2000-2000 +1000-1000 frustrated and dangerous unscrupulous / euphoria
22 love, sacrifice between friends +1900-1900 +950-950 has regrets, moody and self-harmful goitre
23 fearless in life +1800-1800 +900-900 possessive, undependable psychosis
24 accept challenging situations +1700-1700 +850-850 absolutely spoilt, demanding stone in kidney / pancreas
25 noble feelings between husband and wife +1600-1600 +800-800 unfaithful spouse paralysis
26 noble type of spouse +1500-1500 +750-750 quarrelsome type of spouse severe nerve disorders
27 very tolerant to a limit +1400-1400 +700-700 intensely greedy, mean insanity
28 enjoy pleasures of mind more than of body +1300-1300 +650-650 passionate, animal type apoplexy, fits
29 harmonious living +1200-1200 +600-600 cause grief to others intentionally blindness and/or stammering
30 fond of good living in a good way +1100-1100 +550-550 superstitious, believe in black magic rash - allergy
31 decorative mind +1000-1000 +500-500 unhealthy trance practices scabies
32 disciplined mind +900-900 +450-450 frivolous nature, unsteady cold, cough and/or bronchitis
33 helpful in distress +800-800 +400-400 non-cooperative, disappointing diabetes
34 honorable friendship +700-700 +350-350 despairing type, no self-cofidence pain in heels or bone growth
35 great love for all, kind +600-600 +300-300 sad or happy over small matters impotence
36 good - natured, frank but not blunt +500-500 +250-250 ill - mannered, guilt conscious polio
37 give relief where needed +400-400 +200-200 defiant and treacherous allergy
38 assertive yet well-meaning +300-300 +150-150 unbalanced and/or insane lumbago and/or coma
39 overlook faults +200-200 +100-100 undependable, unsteady, rude acidity and /or ulcer
40 accommodative +100-100 +50-50 spineless, lazy and undependable hernia of different types
41 death 0-15 0-15 0-15 0-15 death  

Sex Center

Intensity - I : Hot and very moist breath, 4-7 fingers in length, 18-24 breaths per minute

Intensity - II : Mildly warm and dry breath, 7-12 fingers in length, 15-18 breaths per minute

No. Sex Centre Intensity - I Intensity - II Sex Centre Disease, Ailments
1 mother's love for new-born +8000-8000 +2000-2000 mother's desperation for new-born cancer
2 chaste, good character +7800-7800 +1950-1950 undue force in sex syphilis
3 celestial thinking +7600-7600 +1900-1900 dislike of sex during sex act blindness, gonorrhoea
4 reverence +7400-7400 +1850-1850 indulgence in unclean sex chronic skin diseases
5 great respect and love for spouse +7200-7200 +1800-1800 guilt over unclean sex acts sexual disorders
6 pure, wholesome, satisfying sex +7000-7000 +1750-1750 often commit rape infectious diseases
7 bodily graces, classical dancing +6800-6800 +1700-1700 sex during menstrual period high blood pressure
8 noble feelings about sex +6600-6600 +1650-1650 hatred due to forced sex cold, chills, bronchitis
9 calm and satisfied in sex +6400-6400 +1600-1600 abnormal sex-mania colitis
10 interest in poetry - drama +6200-6200 +1550-1550 mental and physical sex storms pneumonia
11 interest in music - singing +6000-6000 +1500-1500 alcoholic and prone to sex act diabetes
12 interest in painting +5800-5800 +1450-1450 over-smoking and abnormal sex habits giddiness, noises in the ear
13 interest in sculpting +5600-5600 +1400-1400 regular trespass in sex gout
14 deep love between man and woman +5400-5400 +1350-1350 very easily excitable, love sex acts bad breath and bad health
15 restful, gratifying sexual feelings +5200-5200 +1300-1300 frigid, fearful in sex pain in the heels, debility
16 appreciative of beauty +5000-5000 +1250-1250 love sexual flattery, unfaithful hernia of various types
17 sympathy and respect for the opposite sex +4800-4800 +1200-1200 excesses in alcohol, smoking and eating insomnia
18 considerate and careful in sex +4600-4600 +1150-1150 very clumsy in sex weak and/or wet lungs
19 moderation in marriage, understanding +4400-4400 +1100-1100 homosexual and/or masturbating polio
20 honest, faithful +4200-4200 +1050-1050 shameless, an exhibitionist  prostate trouble, debility
21 good health, youthfulness preserved +4000-4000 +1000-1000 no warmth or respect, only passion ulcer, growth near sex organ
22 friendly with the opposite sex in a good way +3800-3800 +950-950 beastly vertigo
23 perfection in form, graceful +3600-3600 +900-900 sex with opposite sex animals spermacetireaha
24 loves body-building and shaping +3400-3400 +850-850 wrong approach and wrong motives in sex sterility
25 satisfying sex gestures +3200-3200 +800-800 contempt of partner after having sex urinary disorders
26 great self-restraint +3000-3000 +750-750 corrupt sex ideas abscess
27 abstain from all excesses +2800-2800 +700-700 foxy, cunning with children regarding sex allergies of various types
28 delicate tastes +2600-2600 +650-650 energetic, good - looking, self - centerd and mean ringworm
29 delicate but fine-looking body +2400-2400 +600-600 weak through dissipation in sex blindness
30 appreciative of beauty, good, high tastes +2200-2200 +550-550 disgusting sex habits breathlessness, TB
31 very warm feelings +2000-2000 +500-500 non-cooperative partner in sex palsy
32 very good character +1800-1800 +450-450 mental disorders and / or impotence frigidity
33 create happiness in married life +1600-1600 +400-400 very frustrated due to impotency impotence
34 co-operative love partners +1400-1400 +350-350 undependable and mean sex relations homosexuality
35 good and pure in sex +1200-1200 +300-300 blackmailer, painful menstruation and masturbation leprosy
36 work for happiness in sex +1000-1000 +250-250 untrustworthy sex partner leukemia
37 loves a good, happy home +800-800 +200-200 very loose and free with opposite sex infertility
38 fond of lowers, decorative home +600-600 +150-150 no control over sex TB and/or cancer
39 like to be with family +400-400 +100-100 destroy oneself by overindulgence in sex rickets
40 fond of friend circle +200-200 +50-50 watch sex pictures, read books on sex severe constipation
41 death 0-15, 0-15 0-15, 0-15 death  

Movement Centre

Intensity - I : Warm and moist breath, 7-10 fingers in length, 16-24 breaths per minute

Intensity - II : Mildly warm and dry breath, 10-15 fingers in length, 16-20 breaths per minute

No. Movement Centre Intensity - I Intensity - II Movement Centre Disease, Ailments
1 physically strong but good +2000-2000 +1000 -1000 physically aggressive stiff joints
2 protective towards weak +1950-1950 +975 -975 loves to provoke fights swollen and painful knee
3 maintains law and order +1900-1900 +950 -950 creates disputes amputation
4 loves military service +1850-1850 +925 -925 disrupts happy home fractures
5 joins police +1800-1800 +900 -900 evasive when weak bone TB
6 honest, well-settled ways +1750-1750 +875 -875 on the run due to guilt complex slip-disc
7 reposeful, steady +1700-1700 +850 -850 defiant of authority deformities of arms and legs
8 fond of non - classical dancing +1650-1650 +825 -825 physically exhausted due to bad habits deformity of other parts
9 fond of outdoor games +1600-1600 +800 -800 exercise heavily, use strength wrongly flat-foot
10 very energetic, sportsman like +1550-1550 +775 -775 unnecessary physical movements hamstrung muscles
11 fond of heavy exercise +1500-1500 +750 -750 love to torment the physically weak hunchback
12 fond of land sports +1450-1450 +725 -725 cruelty to animals hydrocephalus
13 fond of swimming +1400-1400 +700 -700 cruel actions in general polio
14 fond of gymnastics +1350-1350 +675 -675 sleepy- headed, love table-work varicose veins
15 very supple, in body and breath +1300-1300 +650 -650 habit of drumming fingers angina pectoris
16 good, sound sleeper, yet easy riser +1250-1250 +625 -625 habit of shaking legs athlete's foot
17 quick reflexes +1200-1200 +600 -600 unnecessary activities colic
18 very steady posture +1150-1150 +575 -575 mean-natured, talk loudly to oneself cramps
19 avoid quarrels +1100-1100 +550 -550 dumb colitis
20 socially active +1050-1050 +525 -525 deaf dwarfism
21 gives service to a cause +1000-1000 +500 -500 spastic spasticity
22 races cars +950-950 +475 -475 stammer, faulty speech rickets
23 races cycles +900-900 +450 -450 born subnormal giddiness
24 fond of riding +850-850 +425 -425 sleeplessness and restlessness pain in heels
25 race-horse jockey +800-800 +400 -400 drifter, giddy and mean shock / stroke
26 care for the blind +750-750 +375 -375 member of underground movement convulsions
27 care of cancer - affected +700-700 +350 -350 revolutionary, trigger-happy heart ailments
28 care of the deaf +650-650 +325 -325 join in plots sciatica
29 love farming +600-600 +300 -300 non-patriotic, sell one's country pyorrhoea
30 manage national games +550-550 +275 -275 pimp, squint eyes hernia of various types
31 love to grow flowers +500-500 +250 -250 sly movements vertigo
32 very planned life +450-450 +225 -225 unplanned life sterility
33 very punctual and active +400-400 +200 -200 love outdoor work or jobs abscess
34 loves mountain - climbing +350-350 +175 -175 faults in legs rash
35 fond of outdoor life, shooting +300-300 +150 -150 clumsy walk piles
36 fond of picnics and parties +250-250 +125 -125 continuously blinking eyes nervous breakdown
37 drill teacher +200-200 +100 -100 fidgety, nervous backache slip-disc
38 judo and karate teacher +150-150 +75 -75 childish, foolishly aggessive spondylitis
39 manages sports club +100-100 +50 -50 immature, loud-voiced and stupid lumbago
40 careful steady driver +50-50 +25 -25 love to stand on board of bus or train angina
41 death 0-15, 0-15 0-15, 0-15 death

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