Mayur Deshpande
  Personal trainer in Mumbai
Yoga Types Of Yoga

Physical Exercise

Plavini pranayam

Plavini has originated from sanskrit word PLU that means to float. Thus plavini means the one that causes to float. The plavini practioner actually swallow the air into stomach, the stomach gets bloated a bit. With regular practice you can float on water (do not try it in ocean,first practice in swimming tank.) it increased possibility of the floating on water is only an outer fa?ade, its real significance lies in the intensification of inner sensations as a combined result of stretching of the expanding stomach wall and also of the lungs.
Purpose- To swallow the air in stomach and make body float in water.
Required resources- mat
Execution -
1)Sit in any comfortable meditation posture with the hands on the knees, back straight,chin straight.
2) Close the eyes and relax the whole body.
3) Now deliberately swallow the air by gulping it down through the mouth.
4)Now check your nostrils, which one is functioning,(at any given time ,only one nostril function),with index and thumb open the closed nostril by lifting that nostril.
5) Inhale through both nostril and retain the air in the chest.then slowly bend your head towards chin and touch the chin to chest,hold this position as long as possible
6)The already accumulated air in the stomach, alongwith the air present in the fully expanded chest, stretches the respiratory organs, increases the buoyancy of the body only if you are in water.
Now slowly raise the head to straight, exhale slowly and release the air in stomach.this is one round.
Benefits -
1)Plavini helps to speed up the blood circulation.
2)?An expert in plavini pranayam can float on water.
3)An expert in plavini also can sustain without food.
Guidelines/cautions -
1) People with hernia (not operated) should avoid this pranayam.
2)Person with heart problem and hypertension should avoid this.
3)Wait atleast three-four after meal before starting pranayama, because food in stomach places pressure on diaphragm and lungs.

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