Pain Due to Breathing Practices


I have intense pain in the middle of the forehead after performing the breathing exercises for a long time. Please help.

—Vishwas Angira, India


Dear Vishwas,

Since I don’t know which breathing exercises you are doing, I can only respond in a general way.

When you practice any breathing technique, you should not strain or overdo the practice.

If you are experiencing intense pain, it means that you are straining and doing too much.

It will be best to stop practicing for now. Gradually resume the practice, but do it gently with no strain — and if there is any pain, know that you have done too much and need to stop the practice.

I hope this will help.

Nayaswami Diksha