What is Moorcha Pranayama?
- Moorcha Pranayama is a type of yogic breathing technique that involves inhaling deeply and holding the breath for an extended period of time. The word “moorcha” means “fainting” or “dizziness” in Sanskrit, which indicates that this technique should be practiced with caution and under the guidance of a qualified yoga teacher.
- To perform Moorcha Pranayama, follow these steps:
- Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position with your spine straight and your hands resting on your knees.
- Inhale deeply through your nose and hold your breath for as long as you can comfortably manage.
- Exhale slowly through your nose or mouth.
- Take a few deep breaths before repeating the practice.
- The duration of the breath hold can be gradually increased with regular practice, but it is important not to overdo it and to listen to your body. Moorcha Pranayama is believed to calm the mind, improve concentration, and promote relaxation, but it is not recommended for people with high blood pressure, heart problems, or other medical conditions.