Anulom Vilom Pranayama {Steps And Benefits}

anulom vilom stepsAnulom Vilom Pranayama is one of several Pranayama or breathing exercise used in the practice of Hatha yoga. At first, you have to understand the meaning of Anuloma and Viloma.In this, the first word Anu roughly translates as with and word Loma means hair implying “with the grain” or “natural”. And the meaning of  Viloma is “against the grain.” Anuloma is the opposite of Viloma. It is very helpful in respiratory-related diseases like Asthma.

Anulom Vilom Pranayama is the best way of balancing the Tri dosas in our body. Our body gets ill when Tri dosas are not in a balancing position. Vaaa, Pitta, Kaffa know as Tri dosas, Tri means “three” and the meaning of dosas is impurities. All these are present in the body of every people. If one of them is an imbalance that we suffer from different diseases. All three are the cause of all diseases. So it’s important to balance these tri dosas. If you really want to balance these Tri dosas than do Anulom Vilom pranayama regularly. It is the simplest and best way for this.

Steps of Anulom vilom Pranayama

  • Anulom Vilom Pranayama is very easy to do, first of all, close your eyes and sit in Padmasana and rest your hands on your knees.
  • Close the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale slowly through the left nostril, inhale the oxygen as much as you can, this will fill your lungs with air.

anulom vilom step

  • Remove your thumb from your right nostril, as you remove your thumb from right nostril just exhale.
  • When you exhale use your middle finger to close your left nostril then inhale with our right nostril and remove the thumb from the right nostril then exhale. Repeat this process for 5 minutes.
  • Be focused and concentrate on your breathing.

Benefits of Anulom vilom Pranayama

  • It helps to cure mental problems like Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Tension, etc.
  • Most beneficial for breathing-related problems like (Bronchitis, Asthma), etc.
  • Improve the working of the lungs.
  • Best breathing technique for boosting your memory (Makes your brain sharper).
  • Improves your immune system, so it cures general issues like cough & cold.
  • Without any doubt, Anulom Vilom is the most suitable Pranayama for all.
  • Alternate nostril breathing is an ideal breathing technique for maintaining your heart healthy.

nadishodhan pranayama

An alternate nostril breathing technique is the ideal breathing exercise for a healthy heart. it is also known as Nadi Shodhana pranayama. Nadi Shodhana is the next level of Anulom Vilom. In Anulom Vilom Pranayama we inhale and exhale, but in Nadi Shodhana pranayama we hold (kumbhaka or retention) our breath for a second or minute than exhale.

Steps of Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

(next level of Anulom Vilom Pranayama)

  • Sit in the Padmasana (lotus pose) close your eyes. Your spine should be erect.
  • Then inhale through your left nostril, while inhaling close your right nostril with your right thumb.
  • When you feel your lungs are full of air then close left nostril by the ring and middle finger, and your right nostril should also close.


  • Hold the breath for a minute or as much as you can, then exhale through the right nostril. After that inhale through the right nostril and close the left nostril by your left thumb, as you inhale completely just close your right nostril with thumb and left nostril by the ring and middle finger.
  • Hold your breath (retention) for a minute than exhale by your left nostril.
  • Once a cycle is complete, repeat the cycle for 3 or five minutes.

Benefits of Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

  • The benefits of Nadi Shodhana Pranayama is the Same as the benefits of Anulom Vilom Pranayama.
  • Don’t get confused in Anulom Vilom and Nadi Shodhana Pranayama.
  • Both are same but in Nadi Shodhana we hold our breath that’s it.
  • Another name of Anulom Vilom Pranayama is Nadi Shodhana. First of all, you have to practice Anulom Vilom Pranayama when you are perfect then you’ll go for the next level of Anulom Vilom Pranayama (Nadi Shodhana).
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama is best for balancing the level of Tri – Dosas in our body.

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  • Try to Perform Pranayama in the morning with an empty stomach. If you haven’t enough time in the morning then do it in the evening but keep several hours gap in between your meals and Pranayama.
  • Throughout the practice, assume that all your impurities are come out with exhale. With every inhalation wonder that your mind is getting some positivity and your body is more energetic than before.
  • When you are trying to do Nadi Shodhana note that inhalation, retention, and exhalation are all in equal duration which is called Sama vrtti and this is for beginners.

People who are more advanced may try Visama vrtti or uneven breath, by using the ratio such as 1:4:2. (1 beat inhale, 4 beat retention, and a 2 beat exhale.

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Anulom vilom Pranayama FAQs

What is the best time and Place to do Anulom vilom Pranayama?

Morning is the best time to practice Anulo vilom Pranayama and you can practice it in the evening if you are not getting enough time in the morning. you should practice breathing exercises in Fresh air and it should an open area where the flow of air is normal. This can be done even after meals

How many times Anulom Vilom should be done?

You should practice it at least 60 to 80 times daily with Long and deep breathing, try to balance the timing of inhaling and exhale. The Alternate nostril breathing technique is excellent for healing, chakra balancing and getting rid of breathing or respiratory problems.

Can Anulom Vilom be done before sleeping on bed?

It is beneficial to cure insomnia problem if you practice it before sleeping. the practice of an Alternate nostril breathing technique makes your mind calm and relax.

Does Anulom Vilom really work?

Yes, Anulom vilom and Kapalbhati pranayama are very effective for the mantel and physical health. Alternate nostril breathing technique Helps harmonize the left and right hemispheres of the brain, which correlate to the logical and emotional sides of our personality.

119 thoughts on “Anulom Vilom Pranayama {Steps And Benefits}”

  1. Please tell me the time to this yoga i.e. before meal or after meal or can I do it any time ? Please help me.

    1. In Morning With Empty Stomach is the best time for Anulom Vilom. But If You can’t do it in morning you can Do it anytime. Just don’t do it if you have over ate something. otherwise It is ok to do anulom at anytime. As Baba Ramdev says that you can do anulom vilom before sleep. It’ll make you more comfortable with your sleep…

  2. Arahan Singh Dhami

    You can perform this Pranayama in morning or evening it’s depends upon you but you have to keep 3 or 4 hours gap before doing any yogic activities(Asanas or pranayama) . There is only one Asana called Vajrasana, which is done after taking meal.

    1. Please bataiye ki agar him anulom vilom ka ek cycle jab end hota he to wo left nostril se hi sas chhodni he?,agar ham right nostril se sas chhode to Kya anulom vilom galat ek mahine se anulon vilom Kar rAhi hu par me right nostril se sas andar lekar anulom vilom shuru karti thi aur right nostril se sas bahar chodkar khatam karti thi to Kya muze anulimvilom ka kuchh fayda nahi hoga

      1. @Amu, Happy to see your comment, Its better if you start Anulom Vilom by inhaling through your left nostril and exhale from right nostril. then Inhale with right and exhale with left. it’s one round. Please follow the steps carefully, otherwise its harms you. Just forget what you have done, right or wrong and follow the above-mentioned steps carefully. These steps are based on Patanjali Yoga Sutra. We hope your doubt is clear.
        If you have any queries you can ask us without any hesitation. Benefits depend on your practice and the correct steps followed by you.
        Thanks & God bless you.

  3. What is the right way of breathing while doing Anulom Vilom? Should our stomach expand while breath in and shrink while out, or vice versa? Does the right way of breathing matters?

    1. keep normal breathing during the process of Anulom vilom, air fills your lungs and your lungs should expand, and your diaphragm automatically moves up and down, don’t expand or shrink your stomach by your self. it;s automatically done during breathing. Your chest and collar bone is rising during inhaling,
      Thanks for your Valuable Comment.

  4. Hi im confused between nadi shodhan and anum vilom. In Nadi shodan we do not hold breath but in Anulom Vilom we does. Please clarify. Most websites n books say we hold breath in Anulom Vilom

    1. First of all thnx for your valuable commnet @ Kavitha, Anulom vilom is simple breathing process and in this you don’t hold your breath but in Nadi shodhan you have to hold breath, both pranayam is similar but diffference is you have to hold your breath in Nadi shodhana pranayama not in Anulom – vilom both are alternate nostril breathing.We can say that Nadi shodhan pranayama is the next level of Anulom vilom pranayama.

  5. Please tell me the duration and for how much time Anulom Vilom Pranayam to perform? 5 min or 10 min or how much

    1. If you are a beginner,practice this pranayama for 5 minutes. day by day increase the time. once you are master in it you practice this Pranayama as much as you can. there is no time limit for it. but first start with minimum time.

    2. Thnx @ Rajendra Gumaste, If you are beginner, do Anulom vilom 3 to 5 minutes, day by day increase the time. Once you are used to it you can perform this about half an hour. But main thing is that practice.

    1. @Pushkar achieving goals in your life is all upto your hard work and efforts, but by Yoga you achieve positiveness to your mind, calmness and good health, Positive thinking and good health is vital factor for achieving any goals. Achiving Hepnotism level is very very difficult in now a days. It needs lots hard efforts and practice, and it takes time.

  6. I am 68 yrs. of age & due to arthritis of knees I can not sit even in sukhasan, can I do while sitting on a chair. I also meditate, should I do that before or after anulom-vilom

  7. Hello i am having to much depression. Sometimes i am scared and had angoplastic also.Is anulom vilom is alright for me? Regards Ahmad

    1. @Ahmad, Yes Anulom vilom is good for you alongwith do pranav and udgeeth also for stress and depression.

  8. Umasangkar Govindasamy

    Dear Sir,
    Can the regular practice of Anulom Vilom prayanama clear any blocked heart arteries.Can it be practiced in a room or open air.Thank You.

    1. Thanx Umasankar Govindasamy for your valuable comment. For Narrowing heart arteries Anulom vilom, Nadi Shodhan pranayam, kapalbhati e.t.c. are best for this. But you have to practice regularly and it takes time but slowly – slowly it will cure this problem. keep practicing

  9. How will time Take to get the benifit by anulom vilom pranayam. I do this Daily 5 minutes. Earlier i do this Daily 15 minutes but i Not get any benigits specially in My concentration and will Power

    1. Arahan Singh Dhami

      @Pushkar benefits needs time and practice, do this for 15 minutes as you said that. During anulom – vilom focus on your breath. while you breathe out assume that all your diseases and negative thoughts is going outside and in breathe in think that you are healthy and your mind is calm with positive thoughts.

  10. I am having arachnodititis,because of tb in spine due to which I have severe pain radiating from hips to legs and I am doing anulom vilom while lying on bed .can I get cured from this pain by this anulom vilom as I have heard that many people of chronic diseases got benefitted.

    1. Hello shipra…. See, your’s is the one of the rare cases and yes whatever u heard is true. many people have got cured from severe problems and no doubt u could b one of them.. But honestly we or myself can’t assure u on this.. Pranayama or yoga is such a miraculous technique that it is difficult to predict whether you will get cured or no.. But that doesn’t mean that you should not keep any hope coz u never know u may also get cured… But it is for sure that at least u r quality of life will go on increasing as the time passes.. K? I wish for u r complete recovery through u r dedicated practice of yoga..feel u r self blessed always.. U r free to ask if u still have any doubt or any question to ask..

  11. Namaste,

    I have tried nadi shodhan pranayam , with padmasana and with visham vrutti.
    I am experiencing headache from morning .

    Can you help me ? is it ok to continue practice.?

    1. Stop adopting kumbhaka while practicing nadi shodhan.. practice it without adopting any kumbhaka.. i.e. called anulom vilom or alternate nostril breathing.. this will reduce your headache.. if u have seviour headache then have some medicines first and stop the practice for 1 or 2 day.. thereafter u can continue the practice..

  12. Can anulom vilom help to strengthen lung and eliminate shortness of breathing if one is having bronchitis? Ro start with should I do 5 minutes once a day or twice a day or more? Please advise.

    1. Yes for sure.. it does help. Apart from that practice other pranayamas also. Some backward bending asanas are also useful practice them according to u r physical restraint. Anulom vilom is the only pranayama which u can practice at any time n u can practice for how much time u want to.
      Set of practices of backward bending postures and pranayamas is the yogic therapeutic package for u r problem. So practice regularly

  13. Sir, I suffer from severe Dry Eyes problem caused by allergies. One of my friend told me to do anulom vilom.
    Is Anulom Vilom right exercise for the Dry Eye problem. Please suggest.

    1. Arahan Singh Dhami

      @ vaibhav, Bhramari pranayam, Eye Rotation(Rotate your eyes slowly in clockeise & anticlockwise direction for 5-10 times on each side), Up & Down Movement (look up at the roof then shift gaze to the ground and look up again do it for 10 to 15 times). Tratak, halasana & sravangasana is best for eyes. Don’t work on computer continuesly take break at regular time period. YOU can also use eye drops with doctor concern

  14. Good morning
    I am suffering from high bp and high cholestrol Is pranayama help to me for normalise what types of pranayamas
    I have to practice?

    1. @vasu Anuloma viloma pranayama, Chandra bhedi pranayam, sheetkari, sheetali, Bhramari and pranav pranayam. And for high cholestrol do kapalbhati pranayam with slow strokes, chakrasana, shalabhasana, sarvangasana, paschimottanasana, Ardh Matsyendrasana are helpful in high cholestrol

  15. Good evening
    I am suffering from Maxillary Polyps with Sinusitis, got oprtd two times but same problem is recurring again and when stopped taking allopathic medicine. This Anulom Vilom pranayam will be helpful or not. Please guide me which pranayam will be best for me. Thanks

    1. Only pranayama will not be helpful.. as a necessity u will have to practice jal neti and sutra or rubber neti.. u have to practice shatkarma.. or else problem will not b solved… Take shatkarma treatment from some yoga therapy institute… your problem will definitely early get solved..

  16. Hello..I have undergone Pnemothorax 2 years back. can i do anulomvilom pranayam now. if yes for how much time. please answer.

  17. Hi i am 26 and height 6″2 i weight 74 and i want to increase my weight because at this height i look thin…can kapalbhati and anulom vilom help me gain weight because ive heard tht kapalbhati helps reduce weight . i dont want to lose weight . I also sometimes suffer frm anxieties and depresssion will anulom vilom help ? Plz reply .

  18. Engr. Salahuddin Sheikh

    I am from Dhaka. I am performing anulom vilom prayanam since last four months. I feel happy and no anxiety tension. But I feel weight lose and thin that make me uneasy. I don’t weigh over. 60 kg and age 45y. Please tell me how I can overcome it.

    1. @Salahuddin Sheikh, Thnx for sharing your feeling, don’t worry for this, you have doing pranayam from last four months. Automatically you will gain your weight not to worry about this but keep practicing.

  19. Hi i am 26 and height 6″2 i weight 74 and i want to increase my weight because at this height i look thin…can kapalbhati and anulom vilom help me gain weight because ive heard tht kapalbhati helps reduce weight . i dont want to lose weight . I also sometimes suffer frm anxieties and depresssion will anulom vilom help ? Plz reply .

    1. @ Abhra, thnx for sharing your point, Anulom vilom is good for anxiety and depression for gaining weight do Bhujangasana, vajrasana, sarvangasana,Matsyasana and Pavanamuktasana. If you feel you are loosing weight by kapalbhati then don’t do it. Otherwise kapalbhati is good for our digestive system.

  20. Hi i just wanna know why we dont use index and middle fingure while doing nadi shodan pranayama…can you suggest my any text where i can come to know more about pranayama…thanks

    1. @Gagan, Thnx for your comment, for comfortable we don’t use the index and middle finger. If you are comfortable you can do with your index and middle finger. It’s not a big, we have described all the pranayama on our website in a very easy way, but you want extra knowledge regarding Pranayama then read Patanjali Yogsutra, Pranayama Rahasya by Baba Ram Dev Ji. Thnx & Keep visiting our website.

  21. Hi,

    I have a problem of mood swings and also I keep on getting negative thoughts.Anulom vilom will be helpful in reducing the same.How much time generally take yoga in recovery these problems?


    1. Thnx @ Dayma, Benefits take time and it’s depend on your practice. Increase the time day by day of pranayama, when you are performing anulom – vilom or any Pranayama assume that all your negativity kicked out as you breathe out. During practice blank your mind don’t thing anything else just focus on your practice. Automatically you’ll feel the difference. Thnx for your valuable comment. Keep visiting our site for more updates. We are happy if you want to suggest anything. May god bless you and keep practicing.

  22. I m in relationship..since 3 months.. i hav a problem dts my gf likes me bt not txting me fr many i swing to negative nd get drepressed whether anulom vilom is a soln fr it helpful fr same?

    1. @Chethan, If you are in depression then definitely Anlom – Vilom Pranayama will helps you a lot. But One thing It needs more focus and dedications, suppose that you are practicing Pranayama but at the same time you are thinking about your GF then it will not do. During practice blank your mind with all your negative thoughts and only focus on your breathing. It’s a advice that don’t text too many msg to your GF. And one important thing Don’t spoil your time in texting a girl or someone, You are important realize that, you have only one life.Try to become successful try to set your goal and start hard working for achieving your goal. Once your Successful, then you don’t need to text someone, but other people text you and wants to chat with you. And keep regular practice, if you really wants benefits of pranayama coz benefits takes time and practice. Thnx for sharing your point with us. If you have any suggestions or problems then write us. Because you are very precious for thus. Keep smiling and be Positive.

  23. Will anulom vilom reduce heat in body as i’m doing kapalbhatia pranayam it is reducing acidity but increasing heat in body and heat boils are coming up. Please help

  24. Does anulom vilom increase memory power? Please suggest yoga exercises to increase concentration and memory power in students. Thanks in advance

  25. @ S Kumari, Daily practice of Anulom Vilom increases your concentration level as well as your memory. Here are some Yoga Asana for you please practice this if you really want benefits: –
    Asana: –
    Lotus Pose (Padmasana).
    Standing Forward Bend (Padahastasana)
    Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
    Bakasana (Crane Pose)
    Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose)
    Halasana (Plow Pose)
    Headstand Pose (Sirsasana)
    Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
    Tadasana (Tree Stand Pose)

  26. I have lot of hair fall and bad skin. I recently gave birth. I have a pitta body and I am regulating my diet accordingly. Can you please specify a particular pranayam or asana to cure this. I am also getting lots of leg pains while breastfeeding.

  27. I do 30 round of Anulom Vilom Pranayam. But I altenate my Right & Left hands to close the nostril.

    Is it OK to use alternate hands say after every 6 rounds.

    1. Suppose you are inhaling and shut your nostril by left hand and for exhaling you use your other then this will not do. complete the one cycle by using one hand. When you are feeling tired or uncomfortable by your right hand to close the nostrils you can use your left hand.

  28. Hello sir…i am having severe ocd and depression…will anulom vilom pranayam benefit me? How many minutes i have to do per day and when can i start seeing benefits…kindly reply..

  29. I’m asthma patient..please suggest the best pranayamas to cure asthma…and secondly my body is so to reduce my body heat??

    1. Arahan Singh dhami

      @Navya Sri, Thanx for your comment, We describe the systematic order of Pranayama in our Pranayama section, so please go through that section. Thank you.

  30. Hi…. I am ashok I practiced Nadi Sodhana 6 yrs back and I started again to do
    Yoga to cure psoriasis…. (i diagnosed it recently but I had the symptoms for past 10 I thought it was Dandruff.)

    Now I started with Asanas – 5 mins, Bhastrika 5 mins, kapalbhati 5mins, Nadi shodhana 1:2:1 after 3 days 1:4:2 for 15 MINS, then I do Brahmari 5 mins, then closing with 5 mins meditation

    today is almost my 7th day, I started as mentioned above, out of curiosity i tried Nadi shodhana with 1:8:4 for 10 mins (without much struggle) and closed my day with it.

    1. is it right to practice Nadi shodhana at 1:8:4.
    2. Need ur suggestions to get cured of psoriasis

    1. There is a typing error… I am just 28 yrs old, I learnt Pranayama 7yrs back, after 7 Yrs now only 15 days back I started doing Pranayama as mentioned below.

  31. 1. Is Pranayama mentioned in our veda.
    2. if yes, which veda says that.
    3. Is there any specific set of Pranayama prescribed in vedas for curing psoriasis especially.
    4. If yes, pls share the cure for psoriasis prescribed in the veda.

  32. @ Ashok, Ya it will do, if you practiced Nadi shodhana in ratio of 1:8:4.
    In Rigveda You can find the information about Yoga and in Holy Geeta the importance of YOG is also mentioned. But you asked Pranyama, for only Pranyama go through the Book Pranayama Rahasya and Patanjali Yogsutra.
    For your skin Problem (psoriasis) deep breathing exercises is helpful for you and take Amla and Kerala juice along with avoid chemical based cosmetic product. Use Aloe Veera Gel for your skin.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Ji.

      So you mean to say that “nadi Shoshanna @ 1:8:4 is good to practice and it can reduce the effects of psoriasis“.

      I have come across some diseases are mentioned in our literature along with the healing method.
      Similar to that,

      1.Is psoriasis mentioned in veda and if yes pls share the specific healing methods given in it.

      Amla juice is fine I can get it.
      But what is kerala juice, where can I get it.

      How to avoid the cream given by English medication doctor.
      Bcos if I don’t apply the cream it becomes like Dandruff in my face (Esp. Near my cheeks, nose) very obviously visible and everyone is asking what is this.

      Give some suggestions to slow down the growth of this Dandruff kind of thing.

    2. Sir, I used to drink 1 to 1.5 liter water every morning to ease my motion, can I start to do pranayama within 5 to 10 mins after drinking 1 to 1.5 liter water. Let me know if I am wrong.

        1. Hi I am Ashok, pls go thru my above conversations and answer.
          Where to focus during Pranayama, how to breathe during meditation after Pranayama , where to focus during meditation for healing the skin related Ailments, how to focus during meditation for whole body healing or well being.

          1. @Ashok, thanks for your valuable comments. As per your query, In Pranayama & Meditation focus on your breath. While your performing meditation you can also focus in between your eyebrows. Also assume that you are feeling relax and calm. It is the simplest way to focus.
            We hope, this will helps you.
            Thank you & May God Bless you.

  33. I heard that sitting on office chair which is made of iron is not suggestible to do Anulom Vilom practice. I only find time in office to do this exercise. Please suggest whether i can do this exercise sitting on office chair which is made of iron or not. Thanks in Advance

  34. Hello Sir,
    Does anulom vilom, kapalbharati can be done just after waking up on empty stomach without going for bowel movement. Is it necessary to go for bowel movement before doing any type of yoga. How much time gap between yoga and eating food.
    I have hyperthyoid. Which yoga is best for me.
    Also, can i take my medicine just after doing yoga.
    Thank you.

  35. @ Ruchi, First of all Thanks for your Valuable comment. Here are some list of Asana which is beneficial in Hyperthyroid Problem

    Setu Bandhasana.

    Ya, You can continue your medicine with practicing Yoga. Take 3 to 5 hours gap between your practice and meal. It’s good if you practice yogic activities after bowel movement.
    Thank You & May God bless you.

    1. Arahan Singh Dhami

      @Ali,It’s better if you Practice this Pranayama in the Padmasana, If you are in your office then you can also perform this asana while sitting in the chair.
      Thank you; May God Bless You & Wish you a very happy New year.

  36. Shamalee damayanthi

    Im practising alternate nostril breathing..had miscariages and planning to do ivf treatments. Is it good for me. I was fail 1 ivf and planing to do next time. After treatment so many negatives comming my mind,.will this pranayama from sri lanka continue my treatment in next schedule in april 2018.please tell me any extra things to for increase my sucess rate. Im 44 years and good health condition.i need a baby..please give your best comment to sucess my dream

  37. @Shamalee Damayanthi, first of all thanks for sharing your views with us.
    Pranayama and meditation plays a great role in reducing stress and anxiety and benefits in successful Pregnancy.
    In this, you didn’t mention your reports so; we suggest you to Visit Patanjali Yogpeeth once.

    Thanks & May God Bless you.

  38. Thank you for explaining the pranayam and its steps so well, and would like to request your advice: I have been detected with angle closure glaucoma. Please suggest an alternative option to surgery. I get pain in my eyes (eye balls) and nerves in the eyes at times. Due to computer related work, my eyes do get dry and strained a lot. My age is 46. I have cervical spondylitis and no other major health issue.

  39. for your problem you can take
    Amalki rasayan 100gm+saptamrit lauh 20gm+ mukta sukti 10 gm mix it all and take this half an hour before meal half teaspoon with water or with honey (In the morning and evening). And take also mahatriphla ghrit 1/2 tsp in morning & evening with milk. You can also try the Patanjali Drishti Eye drop, but it’s very strong if you can handle then you may use this. But we strictly advice you, that go to your nearest Patanjali Chikitsalya or you can also trust on Naturopathy treatment. We can’t say that this is the permanent solution but above mentioned mixture helps you lot.
    Thank You & May God Bless You.

  40. Sir, I have issues of frequent headache( once in 15 days and looks like migraine). I am also having pre hypertensive BP ( arnd 140-90). Can you please suggest some pranayam or asan in a suitable sequence which i can practise to control BP and migraine. Thank you

    1. Do Anulom Vilom, Nadi shodhan Pranayama.Panchkarma & Shatkarma is beneficial for you. Avoid Kapalbhati but you can perform Bhastrika pranayama only for 2 minutes. Do your proper check up and treatment. Thank you & God bless You.

  41. thamimul ansari

    nadi shodan pranayama can be cure erection dysfunction and diabetes disease?. Im 33 years old and suffering from diabetes and ED past year. Can you clarify clearly.
    Im not believing the modern medicine. Since im trying to solve my health issue with yoga and pranayama.
    Please help me and suggest me to can be continue the nadi shodan pranayama.

    1. Yes, you can continue Nadi Shodhana Pranayama. For erection dysfunction perform Anulom Vilom and Kapalbhati for diabetes. For Erection dysfunction perform Virasana, Chakrasana, Bhujangasana, virabhadrasana and Dhanurasana. For diabetes perform Mandukasana and Kurmasana. Naturopathy, Panchkarma, and Shatkarma are good for you. Please concern an Ayurveda doctor, with Yogic activities proper treatment is important.
      Thank You & hope you’ll get over from these issues very soon.
      May God Bless you and Thank you for sharing your views with us.

  42. My brother had undergone lungs transplantation (both lungs) an year back. He wants to do Anulom Vilom and kapal bhati for further improvement. Is it advisable for him to do this?

    1. It’s really sad, but we strictly advise that consult a doctor before doing Pranayama. You may also visit some well known Yogacharya regarding this.
      Thanks, May God bless both of you.

    2. @Varkey, Your brother can perform Anulom Vilom but slowly and for 3 to 5 minutes. But take doctor’s advice too.
      Thank You! May God Bless you.

  43. Hi can premature whiting of head hair and beard hair be reversed back
    To its natural color after doing anulom vilom and kalapbathi ?

    1. In many cases, it happens. But for this make pranayama as a part of your life. Pranayama is very powerful if you follow it’s correct steps. Anulom – Vilom & Nadi Shodhana is best for your query. Along with taking Amla juice and use genuine Amla hair oil for premature grey hair. Headstand pose is also beneficial for your problem. But it needs Daily practice for a long time. Add green veggies & salad to your diet along with avoiding chemical based hair product use natural products for your hair and beard also.
      Thank You & God bless you

  44. Hi, I have many lipoma nodes on my arms and abdomen and are there from say 10 or more years. Could you suggest anything that could make these lipomas reduce and disappear. Thanks.

    1. as you said that, you’re bearing this issue from 10 years. In generally Lipoma is a skin lump or fat tissues. Surgery is the only option. But there are others natural ways but they’re not 100% correct. We advise you to concern a well-known skin specialist for your problem. Or You can take advice from Naturopathy Experts and also take some help from Ayurvedic Doctor. Lipoma removal is the best way. May God bless you.

  45. Can anyone let me know if it’s necessary to sit in the padmasana pose.Can you do it while your just leaning on your bak while working on laptop or atleast when your sitting in legs folded (mandi dalkar baitna) position and do it

    1. Om! good to see your comment. As per your query, it’s not mandate to sit on the Lotus Pose (Padmasana) if you have problem with that. You can choose other comfortable sitting Asana like sukhasana etc. You can also perform Anulom Vilom while you’re sitting on the chair if you facing some problems or having knee injury or pain. Keep away electronic gadgets during practice. Keep focus on your practicing rather than laptop. But try to keep your spine erect if you have issue in back then lean forward but not too much.
      Hope your doubt is clear. keep connected with us.
      May God bless You.

  46. good evening
    after starting anulom vilom and kapal vati pranayam daily about 15 min each with full dedication when my bp(140/90) will start to reduce and problem of continious belching of
    gas from stomach? should i take medicine beside pranayam?

    1. @Baptu, thanks for sharing your views.
      If your BP is high then avoid Kapalbhati for some days. Carry on with Anulom Vilom.
      For your gas problem Perform Pawanmuktasana, Vajrasana daily.
      Try 1 day juice fast its definitely lower down your BP.
      if you want to take medicine then it’s up to you. Eat easy to digest food and healthy food. Avoid too much spicy and oily food.

    1. OM! off course Deepak, Anuloma viloma Pranyama beneficial for high blood pressure. But avoid Kapalbhati, Bhastrika in High blood pressure. With Anulom Vilom perform Nadi Shodhana Pranayama.
      Sarvyoga Team.

  47. I didn’t understood the meaning of Sama vritti and 1:4:2 (1 beat inhale, 4 beat retention and 2 beat exhale)? I do anulom vilom pranayam but don’t know if it is sama vriti or 1:4:2? Please explain

  48. Please explain the meaning of sama vriti. I do anulom vilom but don’t know if it is sama vriti or 1:4:2. Please explain.

  49. OM! @Deepali vaish, First of all, thanks for your valuable comment.
    Sama Vrrti means equal duration in simple word, suppose you perform Nadi Shodhan and you take 2 second time for inhale, and for 2 seconds you hold your breath after that you exhale within 2 seconds (2:2:2). Means in Sama Vritti you have to inhale, retain and exhale in equal time or duration. You can choose your own time according to your comfortability. At the initial stage it’s quite difficult but as you regularly practice it this is easier for you. If you are a beginner then take your own time in inhale, retain, and in exhale.
    If you perform Pranayama with an uneven ratio or not in the equal time it’s called Visam Vritti. Sama means even or visham means odd in simple words.
    Hope, we satisfy you by the answer. But still, you have confusion please feel free to contact.
    May God Bless you.

    1. Be strong and have a strong belief in Yogic activities, then see the magic. Ya, you can perform Anulom Vilom Pranayama but with this perform also Nadi Shodhana Pranayama. These are best for your problem along with do Bhramari, Pranav and Udgeeth pranayama.
      May God bless you, hope very soon are get over form your problem.
      Be strong and live strong.

  50. Sir,

    I am facing difficulties like High BP, is Anulom Vvilom can be done for the cure. I am Also having thyroid. Please explain I am also following Kpal Bharti. 5-7 mins for each isit right to do?

  51. I am suffering from negative thoughts. Always in my mind one thought come is that “whether I get heart attack”

    This negative thought should disappear from my mind. Please suggest suitable pranayama for my Negative thoughts.

  52. I had normal cold and cough 4 months back after which I have lost my sense of taste and am. Over the period, I have got 20% of it back but have hyposmia now. I had a similar problem last year also during the same period. I feel it is due to season change or air conditioner or some kind of allergy. The doctor feels that I would need to get ct scan done for checking for nasal polyps or any other growth in nasal passage. Please advise which asaan will help me get back my sense of taste and smell. I have started doing anulom vilom 2 times a day for 10 minutes each for last one week. Will it help. Please advise.

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