PRANAYAMA AND YOGASANA
Vaastu-dosha originating from flaws in the north-west direction generally result in disturbed mental state of the owner and the decision-making capacity of the person somehow gets
neutralized by extraneous circumstances. We must note that, north-west is controlled by the Vayu-Tatva (element wind) and Pran in fact is a manifestation of Vayu in the form of breath.
Hence, in the Northwest type Vaastu-dosha, the Yogasanas controlling the breathing and Pran are very important. As it is, Yogasanas and Pranayama are closely interwoven. Regular
practice of Yogasanas makes a person aware of the sensation of Pran in the vicinity of the Nabhi-Chakra. Nabhi is also known as the dormant brain. Nabhi, in fact, is a source of all
the energy forms in the body.
The movement of Pran towards the remote Nabhi-Chakra proves a constructive influence on the Mana, Chitta, and Buddhi. This rejuvenating and
invigorating Yogashakti can overcome all types of doshas or drawbacks in life.
Even the Chinese Yogic philosophy considers Nabhi Pranayam as an important aspect of Yogic practice. Breathing technique of infants and young children involves in and out movement
of stomach. The relevance of this natural movement in inhalation and exhalation, and in general, for deep and sustained breathing is well understood in Chinese Yogic practice.
In the Indian Astang Yoga the Asanas body postures and rhythmic movement of the body automatically inculcate the deep breathing techniques in the Sadhak.