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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