मुखं संयम्य नाडीभ्यामाकृष्य पवनं शनैः।
यथा लगति कण्ठात्तु हृदयावधि सस्वनम् ।।

Moorcha Pranayama | Murcha Pranayama

Moorcha is sanskrit word which means faint. therefore, it is Moorcha Pranayama.

Holding mechanism of this breath stems the feeling of dizziness in the practitioner, so it’s also known as ‘swooning breath‘.

Moorcha Pranayama provides mental tranquillity and a sensation of euphoria.

  • This Pranayama is very useful to improve memory.
  • This Pranayama is good for eyes.
  • It increases sleep quality.
  • it is helpful to cure headache.

Persons having high blood pressure or heart problem either avoid it or do it slowly.

Person should not put and extra pressure.

If you feel sick or tired stop this immediately and do Shavasana.

People who have mental disorder should avoid Murcha breathing.

The cases of high blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension) should abstain themselves from this breathing technique..

The heart patients should do it under the training of a teacher.

If the person gets wholly fainted or unconscious, discontinue it immediately.


  • Sit in Padamasana or Sukhasana.
  • Keep the chest, neck, and head straight.
  • Now formed Akashi Mudra.
  • Now apply Shmbhavi Mudra.
  • Hold your breath as long as you can. Inhale and holding breath is called Antar Kumbhak.
  • Place your hands to your knees if required.
  • Now slowly exhale release Shambhavi Mudra and Akashi Mudra.
  • Close your eyes and feel the inner peace and lightness.
  • Repeat the process two more times.