International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Subjective Paper | Ayurveda | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024

Balancing Dosha Gati through Pranayama (Breath Control)

Anand Garima | Parashar Deepti

Abstract: Pranayama, an ancient yogic practice originating from India, holds profound therapeutic potential in Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine. In this review, we delve into the intricate relationship between Pranayama and Ayurveda, exploring their synergistic effects on promoting holistic well - being. The term "Swasthya" in Ayurveda signifies the ideal state of health, wherein Doshas, Agni, Dhatus, Mala, senses, and mind are in perfect equilibrium. Central to this equilibrium is the concept of "Sama Avastha, " denoting balance and harmony in Doshas, Dhatus, and Malas, facilitated by the optimal functioning of Vayu. Disruptions in this equilibrium lead to Dosha Prokopa, characterized by the movement and spread of Doshas throughout the body, contributing to various diseases. Pranayama emerges as a potent tool to restore balance and alleviate Dosha imbalances by directing Doshas from compact tissues to hollow organs. Through specific breathing techniques, Pranayama unblocks energy channels (Nadis), promotes the smooth flow of Prana, and liquefies accumulated Doshas, thus facilitating their elimination and purification. By integrating insights from Ayurvedic texts and contemporary research findings, this review underscores the therapeutic potential of Pranayama in promoting overall vitality and well - being.

Keywords: Dosha Gati, Pranayama, Balancing Dosha, Koshata to Shakha Dosha Gati

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,

Pages: 1204 - 1205

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