The four yoga breathing basics which are abdominal breathing, Ujjayi Paranayama, Dirga Paranayama, and Nardi Shodhana are at the foundation of other yoga breathing exercises. They are the most widely used yoga breathing basics. They are very potent yoga breathing exercises, so, you should gradually enhance your yoga breathing practice and follow the guidelines of the common sense given below before trying to perform the above mentioned techniques.
The following is the body of useful yoga breathing advice:
1. Blow your nose in order to clean out your nostrils as well as you can before beginning to perform your yoga breathing basics.
2. Begin practicing the pranayama techniques in a room temperature environment that is around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. An overly hot or cold temperature room can be harmful to your health. It is also recommended that you perform yoga breathing basics in the fresh air that is free from smoke, chemical smells, or other substances which could be harmful to your yoga environment. In such a favorable environment, the air is deeply inhaled into your lungs; therefore, it is crucial that it should be impeccably clean and fresh.
3. Breathe only through your nostrils, unless otherwise directed
4. The fluidity and therefore the quality of your breathing is the top priority in yoga breathing basics, if your breath starts to get uneven or choppy, then stop the exercise you are doing at the moment and let your breathing return to its natural rhythm.
5. If you start to feel faint, dizzy, or lightheaded, stop the exercise you are doing and let your breathing return to its natural rhythm. This may be due to an increased level of oxygen in the body. Your body may not be used to it. You may enhance your pranayana practice and the involvement in the intense levels of oxygen gradually.
6. Be especially careful if you have had any heart problems, bronchitis, asthma, unstable low or high blood pressure, or in general, any physical condition that may require you to be subjected to medical supervision.
It is also recommended that you keep in mind the following useful information that is related to yoga breathing basics. Human lungs have no muscular support of their own. The lungs resemble two sacks that are hanging loose that means that they can't breathe in the air all by themselves. The movement of the diaphragm moves the air in and out of your body.
The diaphragm is a comparatively big muscle that separated the rib cage from all of the organs in the abdominal cavity. The diaphragm works like a pair of bellows. As the diaphragm moves downward from the base of the rib cage, the air is drawn through the nostrils, the trachea, and the bronchus into the many little sacks that are linked to the lungs. As the air is drawn through the lungs, those sacks are filled and begin to expand, and thus expanding the rib cage and lifting the abdominal surface. A more conscious and controllable diaphragm movement draws the air deeper into the lungs letting the alveoli to extract oxygen from the air and passing on to the blood stream. The alveoli exchange wastes gases like carbon dioxide, passing them back into the lungs where they are to be exhaled from the body. Then the diaphragm contracts upward with the help with the muscles between the ribs, that pinches the rib cage closed when the diaphragm moves upward, the waste gases are pushed this way out of the lungs.