Quotation from Hatha Yoga Pradipika “When the Breath wanders, the mind is unsteady, but when the Breath is still, so is the mind still.”
What is Pranayama?
Pranayama is a Sanskrit word which literally translates into “extension of the prana or breath”. ‘Prana’ means life-force and it is the life-force or vital energy that pervades the body. Prana is the link between mind and consciousness. The physical manifestation of “prana’ is breath and ”ayama” means to extent or draw out the breath.
Pranayama is a part of Yoga system that teaches the art of extending the breath in many different ways. When practicing pranayama the breath should be skilfully inhaled, exhaled and retained. It teaches you to change the depth, rate and pattern of breathing.
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