Moorchha/ Murcha Pranayama (Fainting Breath)

The Sanskrit word Murcha means fainting. The Moorchha Pranayama involves a prolonged pause with the chin locked and the position is maintained until the state of almost fainting.

  • Sit comfortably in meditation pose (Padmasana, Siddhasana or Swastikasana) with erect spine.
  • Keep both palms on knees in dhyan mudra. Concentrate on the area between eyebrows, close eyes and relax whole body.
  • Inhale gradually and deeply through any one nostril.
  • Hold breath and form Jalandhar bandh asmuch as possible.
  • Relax the jalandhara bandha and Then exhale slowly through both nostril.
  • Repeat the process 5 times and increase as per capacity.
  • It helps to relax mind and body.
  • Practitioner fill experience of joy, euphoria.
  • It helps decrease stress, insomnia, and mental tension.
  • It helps to awake kundalini Shakti.

Moorchha Pranayama is advanced pranayama. Should be performed by experience practitioner and with proper guidance only.

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