International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2020)

Shankh mudra breathing


Meena Jain

We all breath regularly, but never focused on how we breath and how to breath. Breathing in a proper manner is very important, as we know breathing is the only source to intake oxygen (air) from which our lungs and whole bodily systems work properly, including our life line – blood. Oxygen is much important for us. Oxygen fuels our cells and helps provide the basic building blocks that our bodies need to survive. Oxygen is also necessary for constructing replacement cells for our bodies. Every day, about seven hundred billion cells in our bodies wear out and must be replaced. Without oxygen, our bodies cannot build these new cells. Oxygen is also a particularly important part of our immune system. It is used to help kill bacteria, and it fuel the cells that make up our body’s defenses against viruses and other invaders. Every human being has his own breathing pattern, which has its impact on his personality and vice – versa. But the actual, right way of breathing is somewhat different and we have to practice that ideal, standard pattern for some hours, every day, to maintain good health. For this practice, if we have an object or an instrument, we can perform better. That’s why we were in search of some instrument and tried to resemble Shankh (Conch, Sea Shell) by hand formation (Mudra) and by blowing this, we get better results. Anywhere, anytime, we can make this Mudra & start blowing, which gives us the results of deep breathing and acupressure both. “Shankh” is the best tool, as I feel, based on its importance as one of the 14 ratnas released from the Samudra Manthan (churning of the sea) (Vishnu Purana). In our Hindu tradition it has an important place, to blow it is a information to start the prayers. In every Hindu Dharma-yudha, Shankh was blown, as a warning bell to the enemies, and many more. So, it is the best, easily available gift of Nature. My thought process guides me to make the hand formation (Mudra) as of this Shankh and blow it to its fullest, to get all the benefits of the natural Shankh, in deep breathing.
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Meena Jain. Shankh mudra breathing. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 5, Issue 5, 2020, Pages 05-07
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education