Karṣaka-Kumbhaka

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Description

Various Types of Pranayamas

Type

1)Description

2)Benefit

PRAMANA

1)Āpta Pramāṇa - आप्त प्रमाण

2)Āpta Pramāṇa - आप्त प्रमाण

Apta Pramana Source

1)Kumbhaka Paddadhi 100

2)Kumbhaka Paddadhi 103

Original Verse

1)"यावन्-निरोध-सामर्थ्यं कर्षकः कुम्भको द्विधा ॥ १०० ॥"

2)"दीर्घः सूक्ष्मो भवेच्-छ्वासः कर्षके कुम्भके कृते ॥ १०३ ॥"

Transliteration

1)

"yāvan-nirodha-sāmarthyaṃ karṣakaḥ kumbhako dvidhā ॥ 100 ॥"

2)

"dīrghaḥ sūkṣmo bhavec-chvāsaḥ karṣake kumbhake kṛte ॥ 103 ॥"


Translation

1)

"According to the capacity of retention, Karṣaka-Kumbhaka is two-fold. "

2)

"With the practice of Karṣaka-Kumbhaka (utkarṣa and apakarṣaka), the breath becomes prolonged and subtle."