Does anyone from the group or people you know have a set breathing routine? If so I'd be keen to know what it is and any other info (e.g. philosophy, how long you have been doing it, benefits, etc...)
I love this video, I do it ever now and then. Prana Yama was recommended to me for my lungs by an M.D. and I was told it is perfectly compatible with my Vipassana meditation practice, that is, it is done for physical reasons and not to replace any other meditation practice.
Here is the address, not sure if it's youtube or my computer but it's not working right now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAzzv5ytXZQ
This is also known as breath of fire, in kundalini yoga, though the focus is a little different, it is more about the out breath and going at a faster speed is most common. I do breath of fire everyday, as well as nadi sodhan(alternate nostril breathing) in the mornings and evenings before and after going to sleep, if I'm not feeling well, like in pain I usually use either tantric circular breathing to circulate the energy, or inhale retentions. Other than that I use open-mouth breathing(transformational breathwork) pretty regularly and might start doing it everyday again. Other types of breathwork I use come to me more intuitively or I do them just because they're a part of a kriya or meditation I'm doing that day or something.
Thank you for sharing this video. We do it occasionally but not enough. The reminder is welcome.
yaaa good group :) i sorta like make up my own ina real simple way benefits are unlimeted everything more focus better cardio well being etc~etc~etc :)