Explain the six advantages of Pranayama.
Advantages of Pranayama :
(i) Makes a valuable contribution in developing health, endurance and mental control.
(ii) Sporting activities put a great stress on respiratory and cardiovascular system of one body thus practice of pranayama like Bhastrika, Kapalabhati, Smya Bhedana plays a constructive role.
(iii) By practicing slow and deep rthymic breath a person can strengthen the respiratory system, purify the blood and soothe his nervous system.
(iv) By regular practice of pranayama a person can concentrate better in games and sports.
(v) It invigorate the liver, spleen, pancreas and the abdominal muscles.
(vi) Digestive system is improved.