Celibacy/Abstinence/Problem in Pranayama


QUESTION: hi dhananjay
i have a problem in pranayama.in both ascending & descending of the breath when the breath comes to solar plexus & stomach i feel pressure & discomfort so that i have to quit pranayama sooner or later.several years ago when i began pranayama  till one or two years i didn't have such a problem & able to do it smoothly. but  after that i confronted with this difficulty little or much.
why this happened to me & how to solve it? please help me.

ANSWER: Perform only Yama-Niyama, Asana and Nadi Shodhana for 6 months with a Yogic lifestyle and Brahmacharya. Then try Pranayama.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)

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QUESTION: when i talk about pranayama i mean yogic breath consist of lower abdominal, upper abdominal, chest & upper chest.i don't mean nadi shodhana with kombahaka. regardless of retention of breath or not retention i have this problem.i apologize repeating the question.

The condition depicts the need for purification of the Nadi-s. When the same is achieved, there does not occur any discomfort. One does not experience any uneasiness or pain during the application of the breath techniques when the Nadi-s have been completely purified. Apply the procedure suggested above for 6 months regularly. The problem will get sorted out without doubt.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."


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