Sadanta Pranayama

I. Starting position

  • Sit in any meditative postures like padmasana, vajrasana, sukhasana.

II. Practice

  • Let the upper teeth touch the lower teeth.
  • The tip of the tongue behind the teeth and air is sucked in.
  • Inhale through the crevices of the teeth and the air moves over the gums slowly and continuously into the mouth and passes down the trachea into the lungs.
  • The warm air is exhaled out slowly through the trachea, and the nostrils and the breath stops automatically.
  • The deep relaxation obtained due to cooling, extends the Kevala Kumbhaka (automatic cessation of breath).
  • This completes one round of Sadanta. Repeat nine rounds.