The technique of pranayama:
1) Place:-The first requisite of pranayama is the selection of proper place for it. the place selected should be even, clean, peaceful and airy.It is better if it is done in garden.But the place which admits direct and strong wind should be avoided. Do not perform pranayama under a fan on full speed. A noisy or crowded place is also unfit for pranayama.
The best time to perform Pranayama is in the morning hours before the dawn when the atmosphere is clean and peaceful, free from dust and full of pure air . But the body must be properly cleansed before sitting for pranayama. A beginner should practice 5 to 10 mins only.Gradually can increase up to half an hour to one hour.Changing the timing now and then or leaving the practice and starting it again is not good. it can even be harmful.
The best posture for Pranyayama is Padmasana or Siddasana. Sit comfortably in any of these postures. Keeping the body Erect but without any stiffness. In Pranayama the body should be erect without any movement of any limb, there should not be any sort of tension on the face . it should be practiced by keeping a smile on the face.
Pranayama is not the normal way of breathing. It is a specific way of inhaling and exhaling. While doing Pranayama one should concentrate on one's breath.Inhaling and exhaling should be slow and regular.
One should advance it slowly and gradually in accordance with one's capacity and experience.