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Effect of Preksha Meditation on efficiency of Respiration- A review

National Journal Of Research in Ayurved Science

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Keywords

Lung capacity, Lung volume, Preksha Meditation, Respiratory efficiency, Shvasa Preksha,

How to Cite

Paikaray, S., Kar, A., & Nathani, N. (2018). Effect of Preksha Meditation on efficiency of Respiration- A review. National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 6(3). Retrieved from http://ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/127

Abstract

Our body requires oxygen for its activities and the oxygen is supplied to our body through the respiratory system. It is important to increase the efficiency of respiratory system to increase the sustainable supply of oxygen to the body. Preksha Meditation is a procedure by which one can know and observe the main characteristics of consciousness. Covered consciousness looses its capacity to observe. To awaken spiritual consciousness, one should start its study from breathing. The main aims of Preskha Meditation are purity of mind, search for the truth, to experience independent power of consciousness and finally to develop a complete personality. Shvasa Preksha is one art of Preksha Meditation in which the movement of breathing is observed. It is done by two methods i.e. Dirgha Shvasa Preksha (Slow and deep breathing) and Samvriti Shvasa Preskha (Alternate breathing). Both the procedure have effect on brain particularly on respiratory center in medulla oblongata and normal breathing rate also slows down resulting in improvement of respiration efficiency. Anger and anxiety get reduced as a result of slow breathing rate. This helps in reducing the energy loss, concentration improves, which results in better efficiency.

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