Daksinavartta cakra Kumbhaka and surya bedhana

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Description

Various Types of Pranayamas

Type

Technique

Pramana

Āpta Pramāṇa - आप्त प्रमाण

Apta Pramana Source

Kumbhaka Paddadhi 107

Original Verse

"सूर्येणापूर्य मरुतं कुम्भयेत्-उदर-स्थितम्

रेचयेद्-इन्दुना भूयस्-तथा दक्षेण पूरयेत्

कुम्भयेद्-इडया रिच्याद्-दक्षिणावर्त्त-चक्रकः ॥ १०७ ॥"

Transliteration

"sūryeṇāpūrya marutaṃ kumbhayet-udara-sthitam

recayed-indunā bhūyas-tathā dakṣeṇa pūrayet

kumbhayed-iḍayā ricyād-dakṣiṇāvartta-cakrakaḥ ॥ 107 ॥"

Translation

"Taking breath through sūrya-nāḍī (right nostril) and after retaining it in the cavity, one should exhale though indu-nāḍī (left nostril). Then again one should inhale through the right nostril and exhale through the left nostril after retention. This is Dakṣiṇāvatra-cakra-Kumbhaka and sūrya bedhana. The difference lies only in their names. "