Utkarṣa-Kumbhaka

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Description

Various Types of Pranayamas

Type

Technique

PRAMANA

Āpta Pramāṇa - आप्त प्रमाण

Apta Pramana Source

Kumbhaka Paddadhi 101

Original Verse

"नासा-मूलं मुद्रयित्वा तद्-अग्रे रेच-पूरकौ

कुर्याद्-उत्कर्षकं कुम्भः स्वयम्-उक्तः स्वयम्भुवा ॥ १०१ ॥"

Transliteration

"nāsā-mūlaṃ mudrayitvā tad-agre reca-pūrakau

kuryād-utkarṣakaṃ kumbhaḥ svayam-uktaḥ svayambhuvā ॥ 101 ॥"

Translation

"Before doing Recaka and Pūraka, one should close the nose (at its root) and practice Utkarṣa-Kumbhaka narrated by Svayambu (Śiva)."