Sama Kumbhaka

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Description

Various Types of Pranayamas

Type

Technique

Pramana

Āpta Pramāṇa - आप्त प्रमाण

Apta Pramana Source

Kumbhaka Paddadhi 99

Original Verse

"आरेकपूरा मनसा नाभ्याद्-आशुगं धृतिः

समः कुम्भो भगवता प्रोक्तः ष्री-चन्द्र-मौलिना ॥ ९९ ॥"

Transliteration

"ārekapūrā manasā nābhyād-āśugaṃ dhṛtiḥ

samaḥ kumbho bhagavatā proktaḥ ṣrī-candra-maulinā ॥ 99 ॥"


Translation

"Without actually inhaling or exhaling, when one mentally holds the prana in the regions like navel, etc., it is described as Sama-Kumbhaka by Bhagavān Candra-Mauli (Śiva)"