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The Science of Pranayama

What is Pranayama? Pranayama is the process by which the prana (or breath) is controlled or regulated. It comes from 2 Sanskrit words: “prana” which means life energy and “Ayama” which means extend/draw out. Some scripts also mention that it comes from the word “Yama” which means control.   I’d

Pranayama Sama Vritti

Sama Vritti Pranayama The meaning of pranayama : ‘Pranayama’ literally means ‘to expand prana’ (vital force). In the 49th Sutra of Sadhanapada of Patanjala Yogasutra, the great Rishi Patanjali has defined Pranayama as a process in which respiration is interrupted and Prana, that is, the vital force is controlled and

Breathe your way to healthier looking skin & stress relieving life

What is Pranayama? Pranayama is an ancient practice of controlling your breath. Controling the duration, timing, and frequency of every breath and hold. In Sanskrit, Prana = life energy, Yama = control What is Anulom Vilom? Anulom Vilom is a specific type of Pranayama/controlled breathing in yoga practice. Inhale with

My new hobby is BREATHING.

I always thought that breathing is an autonomous process – but while I was doing some research, I learnt that breathing is the only autonomous system of the body that we CAN control, through conscious breathing practices such as pranayama.   In addition, I found out that there are MANY

Anulom Vilom and its benefits to my body and mind

I am personally interested in spirituality and I have been trying a few kinds of meditations. But I only learned more about pranayama techniques in the yoga teacher training (YTT) with Tirisula, so Pranayama is new to me. I practiced some pranayama when I attended some yoga classes earlier, but

Pranayama – sama vritti

Pranayama is the yogic practice of focusing on breath. Prana means “vital life force”, and yama means to gain control. In yoga, breath is associated with the prana, thus, pranayama is a means to elevate the Prana shakti, or life energies. I have done some research on breathing techniques of

Nadi Shodana

The Nerves Calming Effect To rest my eyes from staring too much on the screens during work, sometimes I like to look around and peculiarly, I would pick up one or two random facts in the room, for example, different breathing patterns. In a same room, some people breathe fast

My favorite Pranayama – Bhramari !

My favorite Pranayama – Bhramari ! If you would have been someone who is interested in fitness, you would have realized by now that between physical and mental fitness, the mental fitness takes the highest priority. Now a days our lives are so busy, that while we have managed to

My Research on Kapalabhati

The Practice of Kapalabhati The Kapalabhati, involves forceful exhalation and breathing at a high frequency approximately 1.0 Hz, though rates are high as 2.0 Hz are known to more sophisticated yogis. It is a form of Kriya – A kriya is a cleansing technique taught in Hatha Yoga. Kapalabhati –a

Pranayama – What is it and How does it work?

We all know that Pranayama is a breathing practice and it has various benefits like increase energy, decrease stress, improve mental clarity and improve physical health. It is also identified as the fastest way to make you calm down. But how does it work? We need to understand what prana