Anulom Vilom Pranayama Benefits

I was introduced to Anulom Vilom when I was searching on Youtube on how to cure sinus and relieve oneself of a stuffy nose. I had come across Anulom Vilom without knowing it was Anulom Vilom, I had merely thought it to be a way to cure sinuses. It was only after I attended YTT that I knew its name. 

Improves Respiratory Endurance

I had physically experienced the benefits of Anulom Vilom and it had helped clear my stuffy nose. And indeed, one of the benefits of Anulom Vilom is that it boosts our respiratory system. As we are able to inhale more oxygen in this pranayama, it expands our lung capacity and increases our respiratory endurance. It may also help prevent issues such as asthma, allergies, or any blocked pulmonary disease.

Improve Blood Circulation and Heart Function

Anulom Vilom also helps improve the blood circulation in our body. As we breathe in and out deeply, more purified and uninterrupted oxygen gets circulated to our heart and brain. This helps maintain our blood pressure, as well as purify the nerves and veins in our body. This gives us lesser risks of any blocked arteries or heart diseases. 

Lowers Stress and Improves Mental Health

Another benefit of Anulom Vilom is that it can lower our stress levels. As the enhanced oxygen flow improves our blood flow and reaches our brain, it helps rejuvenate our brain cells and improves our memory, concentration, attention and helps stabilise our mood. This helps improve our overall mental health, and helps decrease anxiety, depression and reduces our stress. 

Improves Digestion and Helps Weight Loss 

As oxygen reaches our stomach and intestine, it helps flushes out any toxins and allows us to reduce our weight. The improved flow of oxygen also improves metabolism and balances hormones, which help us maintain our weight. Our digestion is improved and we can prevent any stomach-related infections.  

Treats Snoring Issues

Anulom Vilom helps to thoroughly clear out our nasal passage via alternate breathing through our nostrils. This prevents any blockages and allows smooth and constant passage of oxygen even when we are sleeping, eliminating snoring.