Ramneek Wig
About Ramneek Wig
Ramneek Wig is an author and Gold Medalist in Yoga and Naturopathy. Ramneek Wig suffered from cancer three times. The second time he got cancer, Ramneek Wig got a bone marrow transplant done in the United States. Even after the Bone Marrow Transplant, the cancer came back in the year 2003. The third time he got cancer the cure rate was not even 1 %. Finally, Ramneek Wig resorted to Pranayama, Food Therapy and Meditation. Now it’s been several years, he is completely healthy and cancer-free.

DISEASE-SPECIFIC COURSE ON PRANAYAMA, FOOD THERAPY AND MEDITATION
BY RAMNEEK WIG


DETAILS OF THE COURSE:

DISEASE-SPECIFIC COURSE ON PRANAYAMA, FOOD THERAPY AND MEDITATION CONSISTS OF 15 CLASSES IN ALL. IN THIS COURSE THERE ARE 7 CLASSES ON PRANAYAMA, 5 CLASSES ON FOOD THERAPY AND 3 CLASSES ON MEDITATION. THE DURATION OF EACH CLASS IS 45 MINUTES.

THIS IS A PERSONALIZED COURSE, AND IS CONDUCTED BY RAMNEEK WIG AT OUR CENTRE AT GK-2 NEW DELHI AND ALSO OVER THE SKYPE. 

WHENEVER YOU WISH, YOU CAN START THIS COURSE. SINCE IT IS A PERSONALIZED COURSE, YOU CAN COMPLETE THIS COURSE ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE. YOU ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR 1 CLASS AT A TIME. EACH TIME YOU WISH TO TAKE A CLASS AT OUR CENTRE OR OVER THE SKYPE, KINDLY SEND A WHATSAPP TO US AT 9910178140.

PRANAYAMA AND FOOD THERAPY ARE HELPFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF SEVERAL DISEASES SUCH AS CANCER, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, ASTHMA, DIABETES, DEPRESSION, LIVER DISORDERS, KIDNEY DISORDERS, ALZHEIMERS DISEASE, PARKINSONS DISEASE, MIGRAINE, OCD, THYROID DISORDERS, BIPOLAR DISORDER, SINUSITIS AND OBESITY.

MEDITATION IS A GREAT STRESS BUSTER, AND IS HELPFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF SEVERAL DEGENERATIVE DISEASES. MEDITATION HELPS TO RELEASE ANXIETY, AND BRINGS ABOUT A FEELING OF JOY AND TRANQUILITY.


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PRANAYAMA FOR BEGINNERS
 
Pranayama for Beginners

By RAMNEEK WIG

Pranayama is the fourth limb of Ashtanga yoga, and is also called as the “Heart of Yoga.” I call it as the “Science of Breathing.”

Pranayama comes from two words, prana and ayama. Prana stands for the vital energy which is present within each one of us. In gross terms, it can be termed as the breath. Ayama stands for stretching, extending, regulating or directing.

Thus it can be said, pranayama stands for direction, control or regulation of the breath. It is important to mention here that a normal human being just uses about 10 percent of his lung capacity, as a result of which, the cells in the body are not able to get sufficient quantity of oxygen; this results in various diseases including heart problems, cancer, diabetes and many others. Pranayama teaches us to how to use our lungs to the optimum capacity; as a result of which, the cells in our body are able to get sufficient quantity of oxygen.

Pranayama is the key to Good Health and Peace of Mind. It is beneficial in the treatment of various diseases including heart problems, high blood pressure, blockages in the arteries, cancer, diabetes, obesity, asthma, skin disorders, constipation, acidity, tomours, thyroid disorders, nerve disorders, indigestion, bipolar disorders and depression.

Pranayama is a powerful healing tool, and a great stress buster. No matter how stressed you might have been, you shall feel greatly relieved after practicing pranayama.

Pranayama rejuvenates the cells of our body, as a result of which, the immunity system of our body rises significantly. As you practice pranayama you shall see for yourself that you become internally strong and healthy; you will feel elated, and shall be able to enjoy life to the fullest.

There are many pranayamas which you can practice depending on your interest. In my book “The Miracles of Pranayama,” I have mentioned all the pranayamas along with their techniques, safety precautions and benefits.

If you’re a beginner, the first thing I’d like you to do is to follow your breath. You can keep your one hand over your abdomen, so that you can feel the expansion and contraction of your abdomen as you inhale and exhale. Remember, as you inhale, your abdomen should expand; and as you exhale, your abdomen should contract.

Though there are about 20 pranayamas; some of the pranayamas which are easy, and can easily be practiced by beginners are as follows: Sukha pranayama, Pranava pranayama, Kapalabhati, Anuloma Viloma pranayama, Bhramari pranayama and Sheetkari pranayama.

Here I shall be telling you about Sukha pranayama and Anuloma Viloma pranayama.

Sukha pranayama: This is the easiest of all the pranayamas. This is also called as deep abdominal breathing. Sukha pranayama is a great stress buster and a powerful mental tonic. It’s a great pranayama for relieving stress, fear, worry, anxiety and depression.

Technique: Sit down comfortably in a cross-legged posture, with your back straight, and chin parallel to the ground. Gently close your eyes now.

All you need to do here is to concentrate on your breath and the movement your abdomen; breathe-in to the count of 5, and breathe-out to the count of 5. Keep your one hand over your abdomen so that you can feel the expansion and contraction as you inhale and exhale. As you breathe-in, your abdomen slowly expands and as you breathe-out, your abdomen contracts.

After doing a couple of rounds of deep abdominal breathing; you can use an affirmation with each inhalation and exhalation.

Each time you breathe-in, feel your abdomen expanding and mentally repeat, “I am full of joy and peace;” similarly, each time you breathe-out, feel your abdomen contracting and again mentally repeat, “I am full of joy and peace.” If your mind wanders here and there, get it back to the breath.

Do this pranayama for about 3 to 5 minutes; after doing a couple of rounds of this pranayama, you shall feel quite peaceful and elated.

Anuloma Viloma pranayama: This is also called as the Alternate Nostril Breathing. Anuloma Viloma is beneficial in the treatment of various diseases including heart problems, high blood pressure, blockages in the arteries, insomnia, panic disorders, and depression.

Technique: Sit in a cross-legged posture with your back straight and chin parallel to the ground; gently close your eyes now.

Make an Apana mudra with your right hand (join the tip of the middle finger, ring finger, and the thumb together; the other two fingers should be pointed outwards).

Now close your right nostril with the help of your thumb, and exhale out all your breath from the left nostril; your abdomen should sink all the way in. This is the starting position of this pranayama.

Inhale from the left nostril to the count of 4; your abdomen expands outwards. Next, close your left nostril with the help of the ring finger and middle finger, and exhale through the right nostril to the count of 8; your abdomen contracts as you exhale.

Now inhale from the right nostril to the count of 4 (your abdomen expands); close your right nostril with the thumb, and exhale through the left nostril to the count of 8 (your abdomen contracts). This completes your one round of Anuloma Viloma pranayama.

Do at least 15 to 20 rounds of Anuloma Viloma pranayama.

The most important points to be kept in mind while doing this pranayama are as follows: 1. Each time you inhale the abdomen should expand; and each time you exhale the abdomen should contract. 2. The ratio between inhalation and exhalation should always be 1:2; meaning thereby, each time you should inhale to the count of 4, and exhale to the count of 8. Keep in mind, if you don’t follow the correct ratio, you shall not be able to obtain any fruitful results.

Remember, pranayama is a great science; and it’s very important for you to do it correctly and regularly. For more information, you could also logon to my website www.pranayamatherapy.com.  You are also very welcome to email me at ramneekwig@gmail.com.