Pranayama : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


‘Prana’ refers to the universal life force and ‘ayama’ means to regulate or lengthen. Prana is the vital energy needed by our physical and subtle layers, without which the body would perish. 
It is what keeps us alive. Pranayama is the control of prana through the breath. These techniques rely on breathing through the nostrils. Here are some frequently asked questions about Pranayama, click the Faq to display or hide answer:

Pranayama is the essence of two words combined, 'Prana' - which means 'vital energy' and 'yama' which means 'self-control.' Pranayama, one of the eight limbs[Ashttanga]of Pathanjali's Yoga sutras enables you to expand the basic life principle[vital energy, latent potentialities] by regulating and controlling breathing patterns. Meditation is described as continued or extended thought, reflection or contemplation. Pranayama is known as a type of yogic breath awareness and regulation exercise designed to help control one's vital energy.
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