Pranayam for Actors

Pranayam for Actors

Pranayam for Actorsm Yoga, Yoga for Actors,Breathing is a natural part of our life, though we fail to pay attention to it. It is an autonomic function of the body that we perform even without concentrating on it. Why then do we have to learn yoga breathing? Here are some reasons why Pranayam is important: though there are enormous benefits of pranayam’s but following are the most important from the point of view of an actor.

  • Pranayam teaches us the proper way to breathe. We get used to breathing from our chest, using only a fraction of the lungs, not knowing that this unhealthy and unnatural way of inhaling may lead to several complications. With yoga breathing, we increase the capacity of our lungs, bringing more oxygen supply to the body to function well. We learn how to breathe slowly and deeply – the right way.
  • Pranayam develops our concentration and focus. It fights stress and relaxes the body. Controlling one’s breathing also results in serenity and peace of mind.
  • Pranayam offers a better self-control. Through concentration, one can better handle temper and reactions. The Mind can function clearly, avoiding arguments and wrong decisions. Moreover, self-control also involves control over one’s physical body.

Do you still feel that Yoga has no role to play for an actor? I am sure not. Think of this practice as being the means and tools to realign and rebalance your vehicle (body) on a regular basis. Thus, you become the mechanic of your body and lead it the way you want to. As your body is finely tuned, you will find that your ability to adapt to different kinds of characters and situation is in a much more attuned state.

List of Pranayams

  • Kumbhaka
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Ujjayi
  • Mrigi Mudra
  • Simhasana
  • Surya bhedana
  • Kapalabhati
  • Svara Yoga
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