These breathing techniques - pranayam, will definitely increase your blood/oxygen level. You are fit, so will be able to pranayam. Please come back to report your progress, so others may benefit.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
Could you please tell me what these words mean?
- Anulom Vilom
In Yoga, breathing exercises are called pranayam (Indian sanskrit word).
Anulom vilom and kapalbhati are names of different pranayam (breathing techniques).
There are other breathing exercises as well, which you will learn, once you get interested.
You are going to try the pranayam, so you will understand more as you do it.