Bhastrika: The Bellows Breath
With Sandra Anderson
Bhastrika, or bellows breath, is a vigorous, dynamic, and vitalizing pranayama that clears obstructions in the respiratory system, strengthens the nervous system, increases physical vitality, and enhances clarity of mind.
Read Sandra Anderson’s companion article, Prana Vayu: The Breath of Life, for an energizing yoga routine that includes the practice of bhastrika.
Download and listen to a podcast about the prana vayus, the five movements of prana (the vital life force energy), that govern different areas of the body and different physical and subtle activities.