The Sanskrit word bhastrika means bellows (धौंकनी). Bellows is a device use for blowing air into a fire. Bhastrika pranayama involves both rapid inhalation and exhalation which is coordinated by the action of the diaphragm and abdominal muscles so the air moves in and out of through lungs quickly.
There are two different techniques for Bhastrika Pranayama
- According to Hatha yoga Pradipika
- Modern, changed version technique.