Bahya Pranayam – Yoga Breathing Exercise 3

This is Yoga Breathing Exercise 3 in the 7 Yoga package – Pranayam segment.


Other Names

External Breath


The name of this Pranayama originates from Sanskrit word Bahya that means outside the body. While performing this Pranayama the air from lungs is exhaled out fully.

How to do

  1. Inhale deeply through your nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last.
  2. Exhale forcefully. Use your stomach and diaphragm to push the air from your body. “Forced” exhalation means that the contraction of your stomach muscles helps push the air out of your body. It does not mean that the exhalation should be uncomfortable for you in any way.
  3. Touch your chin to your chest and suck in your stomach completely. The goal is to leave a hollow below your ribcage, making it look like the front muscle wall of your abdomen is pressed against the back. Hold this position — and your breath — for as long as is comfortable.
  4. Lift your chin and breathe in slowly. Allow your lungs to completely fill with air.
  5. Repeat 3 to 5 times.


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  1. The common person should start to do it for 2 min to 5 min.
  2. Patients suffering from heart trouble, lung trouble should practice this under an expert guidance.

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