What is Pranayama?

Prāṇāyāma (Sanskrit: प्रार्ायाम prāṇāyām) is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prāṇa or breath” or, “extension of the life force”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prana life force, or vital energy, particularly, the breath, and “ayāma”, to extend or draw out. (Not ‘restrain, or control’ as is often translated from ‘yam’ […]

Control of Breath – Part of Pranayama

The first important step is to master the asana of posture or to control the body. The next exercise is pranayama. Correct posture is indispensably requisite for the successful practice of pranayama. An easy comfortable posture is asana. That pose is the best which continues to be comfortable for the greatest length of time. Chest, […]