Bellows Breath – Bhastrika


  • Sit in a comfortable seated position with the spine neck and head in alignment.
  • Have the eyes lightly closed.
  • Practice abdominal breathing by drawing the air into the abdomen, using the diaphragm muscles.
  • Accentuate the movement in the abdomen whilst keeping the chest still and relaxed.
  • Once established, begin to breathe quite forcefully in and out through the nostrils.
  • During inhalation, the abdomen expands, exhalation, the abdomen contracts.
  • Slightly exaggerate this movement.
  • Continue in this way for ten breaths then take a few natural breaths.
  • This is one round, practice up to five rounds.

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