Pranayama is one of the most important practice of all forms of yoga. In practice, someone could control the nervous system and thus gradually gaining control over vital energy and mind. Breathe means to live and to live means to breathe! Starting from the first cry of newborn until the last breath of a dying man, they are nothing but a series of breaths.
Pranayama is taken from the word prana means; vital energy, pure energy, core desires or breath or spirit, and Ayama ayana means stretching or expansion. pranayama means extension and control of breathing, pranayama is basically the science of breath.
according to the beliefs of the Indian (Hindu) that in free air, there are elements of the occult united with acid, an element of the supernatural in the form elements that are very subtle finer than oxygen as the core of any substance into the spirit of the universe, this substance has a supernatural power extremely powerful for various purposes, this substance is called Prana, the ancient Egyptians called it ka, the traditional Chinese call Chi, the Japanese call it ki, the Arabs call Nur, the Hawaiian kahuna have called Mana, Javanese people call Sima.
Pranayama is control of breath and out of the lungs through the nostrils with the aim of spreading the prana (energy) throughout the body. Pranayama consists of: Puraka which include breath, Kumbhaka is holding his breath, and Recaka ie exhale.
Puraka, kumbhaka and recaka implemented slowly phased each in seven seconds. Count seven seconds is intended to strengthen the position of the seven chakras that exist in the human body.
Mental vibrations are controlled by the power of the will (will power), and prana are not directly under the control of the mind.
Here the setting of breath just three stages alone ,:
• with puraka (inhale), imagine God as the Creator who is full of grace;
• kumbhaka (breath hold), imagine God as the Supreme Preserver filled with love-love;
• when the breath hold is not strong, breathing fast 1 second, hold 3 seconds, so that prana can get into the pores of the body that have not been touched Prana
• with Recaka (breathe out), imagine God as the Holy of Holies, fusing all defilement and sins.
And this Benefit of doing Pranayama:;
Pranayama reduces the toxins and wastes from the body, as well as protecting the body from disease transmission.
Pranayama helps the digestive function. By way of proper breathing, metabolism and health condition will improve.
Pranayama develops concentration and concentration (focus), as well as to combat the stress and relax your body. Controlling breathing also give peace and quiet thought.
Pranayama leads to better self-control. With concentration, we’ll be better able to cope with the emotions and reactions. The mind can function more clearly, avoiding discord and wrong decisions. In addition, self-control also includes control over the physical body.
Pranayama drove to the spiritual journey through the body and thought relaxed.
When done correctly, Pranayama has great curative value. Hiccups, coughs, asthma, and pain in the head, ears, and eyes, are some symptoms that could effectively be addressed through the control of breathing.
Pranayama also mentioned can reduce the water-large, urine and sputum.
Furthermore, pranayama strengthen and nourish the body, thought, and has a rejuvenating effect.
A lot of benefits right:)
So don’t wait…let sit cross-legged on the floor with your shoulders relaxed…Inhale…and Exhale…