Next comes Pranayama, i. e. Control of Prana.
Om Bhuh / Om Bhuvah / Om Suvaha / Om Mahah /
Om Janah / Om Tapah / Om Satyam / Om Tat Saviturvarenyam Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi / Dhiyo
yo Nah Prachodayat / Om Apo Jyoti-rasomritam Brahma Bhurbhuvassuvarom.
The forefinger and the middle finger should be bent and by the thumb and second finger,
the nose must be touched, on either side, the right nostril should be closed
and air must
be taken slowly by the left nostril and then that should be closed and after a time the
air slowly sent out
by the right nostril. The inhaling is called Puraka, the
retaining Kumbhaka and the exhaling Rechaka. The proportion of
time of these three viz.
Puraka, Kumbhaka and Rechaka
should be in the ratio 1: 3: 2.