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A little lesson on breathing

The first time I had any experience with meditation was a one-day Vipassana course. This was nearing my A Level exams which was a stressful period, and I was recommended by a family member to attend. I was open-minded but wasn’t sure whether what I was going to learn would

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

My Personal Encounter with Pranayma

Growing up in an Indian boarding school I was forcibly introduced to yoga at a young age and had to incorporate it in my daily life, which is why I ABSOLUTELY hated it.I was more interested in other sports or forms of exercise. I was shown how to do a

Pranayama aka Breath Control

Breathing… so essential to life, yet it is something that we probably don’t pay much attention to. For almost all of my life, I had never had to think about breathing. It is second nature, with every inhale and exhale running like clockwork. Until I have to write 4 yoga

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

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

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