Murcha Pranayama – Steps -Benefits

Murcha Pranayama

Murcha” means “fainting” or “swooning breath” in which the breath is inhaled slowly and retained for an extended period.


  • Sit as usual in a comfortable position with the head, neck and spine straight.
  • Concentrate the conscious mind between the eyebrows, which is called the center of intuition.
  • Inhale gradually and deeply through the mouth.
  • Let the conscious mind merge into the center of intuition.
  • Touch the chin tightly to the throat cavity
  • Relax the jalandhara bandha.
  • Then exhale slowly.
  • This creates a favorable experience, so it is called Moorcha Pranayama.
  • Begin with nine times and increase with time up to fifteen minutes.


  • This exercise promotes happiness of mind, achievement of bliss and removes  lustiness.
  • Mind and body becomes very light.
  • Body fats are removed.
  • Headache and weakness of muscles are cured.


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