Read the earlier post on Stress: http://fitvi.com/2014/11/04/stress-relief-cleanse-nerves-reenergise-part-1/
Now, we would look at another powerful technique which essentially also helps in clearing the sinuses, and reducing headaches (migraine).
Bhastrika Pranayama is a forceful breathing technique with 1 inhalation per second and 1 exhalation per second ( Inhalation Time = Exhalation Time ) .
Diseases like cold, cough, allergy, asthma, respiratory diseases of all kinds, are cured. Lungs become strong and due to the heart and head getting adequate quantity of pure and fresh air, health is improved.
Diseases of the throat like thyroid, tonsils and other ailments of throat are cured.
Do the below sequence for 3 times, with a 10 seconds gap between each sequence. Later, move to Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (http://fitvi.com/2014/11/04/stress-relief-cleanse-nerves-reenergise-part-1/ )
0. Sit in a comfortable position with spine erect
1. Forceful fast inhalation (it should pull the entire abdomen muscles inside )
2. Forceful fast exhalation (it should push the entire abdomen muscles outside)
3. Initially, just do for 11 breaths and rest. If you feel dizzy or light headed, stop and move to normal breathing.
PS: If you have a heart condition or aasthma please do it very slowly but focus on technique of breathing in, pushing the abdomen, breath out, push out the abdomen, pregnant women please do not try this. Also, do not try it on a full stomach.
You can increase the number of breaths per second and the force, as you gain mastery gradually.
Will upload a video soon to show the exact sequence.