Mahat yoga pranayama may also be performed lying down. It also may incorporate the Vishnu mudra instead.
This pranayama involves complete breathing as the breath reaches the lowest part of the lungs, then moves up mid-chest and then to the upper part of the lungs.
Benefits of mahat yoga pranayama include:
- Promotes heart health by maintaining a healthy heart rate and blood pressure
- Increases awareness of the lungs and consciousness of the breath, thereby optimizing lung capacity
- Helps one to focus on the main chakras
- Promotes feelings of groundedness