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Pranayama (Sanskrit: प्राणायाम prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word meaning "extension of the prana or breath" or more accurately, "extension of the life force". The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prāna, life force, or vital energy, particularly, the breath, and "ayāma", to extend or draw out. (Not 'restrain, or control' as is often incorrectly translated from 'yama' instead of 'ayama').
Patanjali in his text of Yoga Sutras mentioned pranayama as means of attaining higher states of awareness, he mentions the holding of breath as important practice of reaching Samadhi. Hatha Yoga also talks about 8 types of pranayama which will make the body and mind healthy.
Five types of prana are responsible for various pranic activities in the body, they are Prana, Apana, Vyan, Udana & Samana. Out of these Prana and Apana are most important. Prana is upward flowing and Apana is downward flowing. Practice of Pranayama achieves the balance in the activities of these pranas, which results in healthy body and mind.
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Michael M I have some familiarity to these concepts, but I'm looking to find out more indepth information as I'm incredibly interested! Any text or practice suggestions?
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Ill try to check out the book you are enjoying:) Thank you... I appreciate your sharing!
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I'm new to TribeSports and haven't had a ton of Pranayama experience--just in a Tibetan Heart practice class I took during the spring and now in my daily practice before meditation. Would love to learn more about it. Helpful and interesting to rea...
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Ockert L responded to the guide Nadi Shodhana Pranayama: Purification of the Nervous System
Easy to do and very relaxing.Heals mind and body.
I have taken yoga classes but wouldn't say I've practiced yoga since it's very different in the west, however, my first instructor did teach breathing exercises. I hope this helps clear my sinuses because my allergies make breathing difficult when...