abhyāsa samaye nityaṃ recapūraka kumbhakān |
yathā śakti prakuḥ vīta rītya ujyāyvā vilambataḥ ||
During practice constantly engage in
regulating the exhale, inhale and retentions.
Ujjāyī is smooth and slow, according to capability.
recapūraka kumbheṣu mano’nusaraṇaṃ smṛtam |
recapūraka kumbhākhyāḥ sarve prāṇavidhārakāḥ ||
Mind should follow the exhale, inhale and retention.
Exhale, inhale and retention all support the vital force.
āsanena vinā prāṇāyāmaḥ sidhyati na eva hi |
vinā prāṇa nirodhena na manaḥ sthiratāṃ vrajet ||
Without āsana, truly, prāṇāyāma cannot become accomplished.
Without containing prāṇa, the mind cannot achieve steadiness.
jālandharākhayabandhasya mūlamuḍyānabandhanam |
niyamenoḍḍīyānasya bandhasyābhyāsato dṛḍham |
nāḍīcakrāṇi śuddhāni bhavanti balavanti ca ||
Uḍḍīyāna Bandha is a pre-requisite for the other two Bandha, Jālandhara and Mūla.
āsaneṣu yathā na eva kramasya niyamaḥ kṛtaḥ |
prathama abhyāsa asinastadvat prāṇāyāmeṣu sarvataḥ ||
There is a particular order of teaching Āsana,
so also an order to follow when teaching Prāṇāyāma.