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Benefits of Sudarshan Kriya Breathing Technique

Written by
Dr. Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on May 04, 2018 and last reviewed on Jul 19, 2019   -  1 min read



This article aims to create awareness about the importance of Sudarshan Kriya in the treatment of various health issues, both physical as well as mental.

Benefits of Sudarshan Kriya Breathing Technique

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique which works on connecting the body and mind through breath. It releases all types of stress - physical, mental and emotional. On practising this regularly, you can slowly learn to achieve a thought-free state of mind which has the potential to improve the psychological function of the brain. Research has proven its healthy effects on psychological disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, and manic episodes. Sudarshan kriya breathing technique is beyond logic where with various stages, breathing will improve the respiratory system, neurological, and circulatory function.

This yogic practice has been proven to stimulate the vagus nerve which is the tenth cranial nerve. This, in turn, will improve the parasympathetic nerve activities and diminish sympathetic activities and thus help relieve physical, mental and emotional stress.

Sudarshan Kriya Yoga is known as SKY in research publications. It is a scientifically proven therapy which improves the usage of lungs through breathing. Through the breathing technique alone, a maximum of 90 % of toxins will be removed from the body, rest through urine and sweat.

Summarizing the benefits of Sudarshan Kriya:

  • It helps maintain the body toxin-free.
  • It provides relief from daily stress.
  • It sharpens the intellect and keeps the mind alert.
  • It removes the harmful free-radicals from the body.
  • It strengthens the muscles of respiration and improves the volume and capacity of the lungs.
  • It prevents easy fatiguability.
  • It improves the quality of sleep.
  • It slows down the aging process.

For more information consult a breathing disorders yoga specialist online -->

Last reviewed at:
19 Jul 2019  -  1 min read


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