How to do Bahya Pranayama and its Benefits

A powerful breathing technique for stomach organs and helps to bring the Kundalini power upward. Bahya Pranayama is the right breathing technique to cure digestion problems.

Bahya – Outside (External) | Pranayama – Breathing

As the name suggests, this technique reflects keeping your breath outside during the practice. This exercise should be done after Kapalbhati Pranayama. The other name of this pranayama is called outside breathing or external breathing. In Sanskrit – बाह्य प्राणायाम.

Benefits of Bahya Pranayama

  • Helpful to cure acidity, constipation, gastric problem and thus improves digestion
  • Therapeutic for Hernia and effective in diabetes
  • Reproductive organs, urine, and sperm-related problems get cured with the regular practice
  • Releases stress, tension and calm your mind


Practitioners suffering from a Heart problem, Cervical Colitis, and Blood pressure should not practice this breathing exercise. Women should not practice this during the period. This breathing exercise should be done on empty stomach having a gap of 4-5 hours between practice and your meal. If you have any medical concerns, talk with your doctor before practising yoga.

Steps to do perfect Bahya Pranayama

  • First sit on the Padmasana or Sukhasana (simple sitting pose), close your eyes and keep your spines straight.
  • Take a deep breath and exhale completely to clear air from lungs.

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    How to do Bahya Pranayama
  • Now, hold your breath and touch your chin to the chest (Jalandhar Bandha/Throat lock).
  • Pull your stomach in and up under the rib cage such that your stomach and back seem to touch each other from the inside (Uddiyana Bandha). Please see the pose shown.
  • Then lift the muscle from groin area (Mulabandha/Root lock). Now, hold all these bandhas for as long as you feel comfortable and then release all locks with deep inhale.
  • Relax and Repeat the procedure for 3-4 times.


When you keep your breath out, the vital energy generated by Kapalbhati in ‘Mooladhar Chakra’ evolves into higher forms. Practising with the above tri-bandha is extremely beneficial for Kundalini Power awakening.

Enjoy this beautiful breathing technique and remove all stomach related disorders forever with regular practice.

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Author: Rakesh Pradhan

Rakesh Pradhan is a Yogi, Blogger, Civil Engineer and a continuous learner. When he was 14 years old, one day his neighbourhood uncle asked him about Yoga and Meditation. He got so motivated about the amazing benefits of this beautiful Yoga that he started reading Yoga books, watching videos and practising yoga poses. Now, he is helping people to learn Yoga and keep them away from stress and lifetsyle diseases.