The Hindu concept of “Prana” can be explained as the Life Energy, Life Force or Vital Principle that permeates all levels of being. The Chinese call it Qi, the Greeks called it Pneuma and the Latin root is Spiritus combining the words Spirit and Respiration. Pranayama, a Sanskrit word made up of "Prana" and “Yama”, is often translated as "Mastery of the Life Force" and was the first breath control tool developed many centuries ago to boost health and longevity.
Breathing is at the center of all our emotions. When we feel calm and safe our breath is deep and slow, when we are tense or anxious it is shallow and quick. But when we control the way we breathe we can also influence our emotions in the opposite direction. By learning Pranayama's simple techniques of conscious breathing, we are able to counter our fight-or- flight responses that are triggered by the various stressful situations in our day-to-day lives, and we begin to break the underlying patterns of toxic emotions that are associated with them. This has a direct and positive effect on our physical, mental and emotional well being.
The regular practice of Pranayama can help you:
- Gain more energy in your daily life
- Boost your immunity
- Control Stress and Anxiety
- Sleep Better
- Reduce Cravings
- Improve Focus
- Improve Sports Performance
- Manage pain
- Improve Posture
- Become more Positive and Happy
- Live Healthier and Longer