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Pranayama (Benefits / effects)

What is Pranayama?Pranayama is the 4th limb of 8 limbs of yoga. Prana means “vital life force”, and yama means to gain control. Thus, pranayama is abreathing technique used to control and modify the amount, quality, flow, and direction of vital energy in the body. Pranayama is oftendefined as “breath

Amazing benefit of Pranayama for Hypertension

Pranayama Pranayama is the yoga practice of focusing on breathing. Prana in Sanskrit means “life force/energy” and Yama means “control”. The breath is a representation of Prana, and Pranayama is the conscious control of breathing in order to lengthen and expand the vital life force energy. Pranayama is commonly used

Pranayama: Anulom vilom

Recently, I have found interest in how yoga and pranayama can be used as a tool to cope with our constantly running mind and accompanying jitters. Having little experience with pranayama until I entered this course, I decided to investigate about how pranayama can specially help to ease stress. For

Remember to breathe – it is the secret to life

“Remember to Breathe. It is after all, the secret to life.” I had never thought much about the importance of breathing and the breaths we took. Truly and with all honesty. Even before, when I was taking yoga classes casually, I do remember the teachers reminding us to breathe when

Meditations on man’s best friend

Yoga is littered with all sorts of dog memes inspired by asanas named after man’s best friend  – puppy pose, downward- and upward facing dog being the obvious ones. I suspect that the yoga gurus who named these asanas probably lived in close proximity to dogs and might even have

Breathe, right now. Breathe right, now.

via GIPHY Inhale deeeeeep. Exhale. Breathing is so important in yoga (and actually almost all kinds of sports). However, what sets yoga apart from other sports is the correlation between the breath and movement. The breath guides your movement and sets the pace; every inhalation and exhalation is synchronised with

Pranayama and Dealing with Tattoo Pain

     Random cool tattooed yogi [1] First world problems, I know. What with all the world’s best doctors and scientists hard at work developing links between yoga and its effectiveness for use in treatments of REAL pathologies, it’s granted that more inspired topics are to be regulated to the

How pranayama is helping COVID-19 sufferers

Pranayama is the practice of breath regulation. The benefits of a regular pranayama practice have long been recognized within the yoga community, and with the on-set of the COVID-19 pandemic, pranayama is increasingly being discussed as a vital tool for treating ailments brought on by the novel coronavirus.    The

Anulom Vilom Pranayama

Pranayama – the cessation of breathing and expansion of prana. Prana means “vital life force” and Ayama means “to extend or draw out”. Together, Pranayama means breath control. Before hearing of this term pranayama, I’ve never given extra thoughts as to why yoga teachers tell students to take deep breaths