Cakra and Śaṅkha-Kumbhaka

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Description

Various Types of Pranayamas

Type

1)Description

2)Benefit

Pramana

Āpta Pramāṇa - आप्त प्रमाण

Apta Pramana Source

1)Kumbhaka Paddadhih 110

2)Kumbhaka Paddhatih 111

Original Verse

1)

"चक्र-कुम्भं द्विधा कुर्याद्-अग्निषोमं तथैकधा

शङ्ख-कुम्भोऽयम्-ईशेन पूर्ववद् द्विविधः स्मृतः ॥ ११० ॥

2)

कौष्म्यम्-ईषच्-छितलता कुम्भयोर्-अनयोर्-भवेत् ॥ १११ ॥"

Transliteration

1)

"cakra-kumbhaṃ dvidhā kuryād-agniṣomaṃ tathaikadhā

śaṅkha-kumbho'yam-īśena pūrvavad dvividhaḥ smṛtaḥ ॥ 110 ॥

2)

kauṣmyam-īṣac-chitalatā kumbhayor-anayor-bhavet ॥ 111 ॥"

Translation

1)

"Cakra Kumbhaka should be practiced twice while agni-ṣoma one. Śaṅkha-Kumbhaka is also described two-fold as Cakra-Kumbhaka explained before.

2)

With these two varieties of Kumbhaka, one experiences warmth and cold."