the breath is the most vital process of the body. although breathing is mainly an unconscious process, conscious control of it may be taken at any time. consequently, it forms a bridge between the conscious and unconscious areas of the mind. thought he practice of pranayama, the energy trapped in neurotic, unconscious mental patterns may be released for use in more creative and joyful activity.
breathing is the physical part of thinking and thinking is the psychological part of breathing.” – ayurveda
pranayama is a part of yoga system that teaches you the art of extending your breath in many different ways. when practicing pranayama the breath should be skillfully inhaled, exhaled and retained. It teaches you to change the depth, rate and pattern of breathing.
- Pranayama techniques are beneficial in treating a range of stress related disorder.
- Pranayama improves the autonomic functions.
- It helps relieving the symptoms of asthma.
- It reduces the signs of oxidative stress in the body.
- Practicing pranayama everyday can assist in steady mind, strong will power and sound judgement.
- Regular pranayama can extend life and enhance ones perception of life.
- Number of studies show that pranayama causes change in the cardio respiratory system including lowering of blood pressure
- Certain pranayama’s are excellent for weight loss.