Most of the people are not able to concentrate in their daily jobs, responsibilities, and routine due to lot of mental stresses and tensions of today’s competitive scenario. This situation leads many people to depression in long run and they become habitual to taking allopathic medicines for the depression. Such medicines cause lot of side effects in an individual and even lead to the major incurable diseases. As I am yoga instructor since last 12 years, I have one very effective way to cure and improve the mind concentration of an individual, which is known as Kevali pranayama technique. Pranayama is the science of controlling the breathing of the person and most of the diseases are produced due to improper, shallow breathing by most of the people.
The best time to perform Kevali pranayama is during early morning hours before the sunrise after completing all morning rituals. The person must sit in Sukhasan or in lotus pose on the ground on the cotton cloth. The person must sit facing towards East direction. Start taking slow and deep breaths through both the nostrils, keeping your both eyes closed. Slowly, try to enter in your inner soul through these deep breaths.
After around five such deep breaths, one can start the real Kevali pranayama. The procedure of performing Kevali pranayama is very simple. The person has to chant the holy mantra of AUM in this pranayama. You inhale deep, very slowly, reciting mentally the first part AU through your both the nostrils. The inhaling must be done as long as possible, for around 8 to 10 seconds. Hold your breath for around three seconds and start exhaling, again mentally reciting M to complete the entire mantra of AUM. The time for both, inhaling and exhaling must be kept more or less the same in the order of around 8 to 10 seconds each.
Thus one full breath would be completed in around 16 to 18 seconds. Repeat this cycle at the same speed and rate for period of around ten minutes or so. Initially, it may be difficult to perform this exercise for ten minutes in one stretch. It is therefore suggested to gradually increase this time to ten or fifteen minutes per session. You must keep your eyes closed during this entire exercise. There is no maximum time limit for performing this pranayama and an individual can perform it for as much time as available to him. However, if your mind is highly unstable, you must make sure to perform this pranayama for at least ten minutes daily without a break of even a single day. If it is suitable, you may also perform this exercise in more than one session in a day.
However, it must be ensured to perform this pranayama with empty stomach, at least after 4 to 5 hours of the meal. You may start feeling calm and relaxed within a period of around fifteen days or so. The further benefits of increasing the concentration, memory, and the analytical abilities of the mind would be felt within a period of around two months of starting this practice.
The persons suffering from high blood pressure also would be benefited tremendously if this practice is performed regularly for a long period of around three months or so. Even if you start getting the benefits of this pranayama, it is suggested to continue it for ever without break. If it is not possible for an individual to sit on the ground, this pranayama can also be performed by sitting on a chair, keeping both the feet firmly touching the ground. There are no side effects to this pranayama. The individual’s personality would change very slowly but effectively and his mind would become calm and relaxed, ready to face the toughest challenge in the life. I myself have cured many depression and high blood pressure patients in my career as yoga instructor.
If you feel that you are not able to concentrate fully in your mind and are in restless condition, I would strongly suggest start practicing this simple pranayama technique that can fetch miraculous results in the life of an individual. If any of my readers have any questions or doubts on this, they all are free to contact me.