Gati Avarodha Pranayama, Speed Breaker Breathing
How to perform Gati Avarodha Pranayama
This exercise is called ‘Speed Breaker Breathing’, because in its performance it sounds as if you are just driving over a speed breaker while breathing.
While you inhale, you stop twice for a very short time, so that the inhalation is separated into three parts. With the last part you inhale completely until you are full of air.
You now hold your breath.
In the last step you exhale, also pausing twice and thus separating exhalation into three parts. With the last part you exhale the complete air from your body.
Benefits of Gati Avarodha Pranayama
Just as so many other Pranayama exercises, this one helps you to control your mind and thoughts, to calm down and relieve stress. It helps you to sort out your feelings, to know what you want.
Physically it helps you to regulate your blood pressure.
If you practice Gati Avarodha Pranayama regularly, you increase the length of Rechaka, Kumbhaka, Puraka, which is inhalation, holding and exhalation.
When exhaling, it additionally can help you to get rid of extra gas that has built up in your stomach.
And of course, you can do it anywhere, on a chair, in the office, in a train, on your couch and even in bed!
Tips and Help
Finding an easy and comfortable posture to sit in is good for all breathing exercises!