The practice of yoga aims to harness prana, our essential life-force, through various techniques. Pranayama is one of these techniques, using breath to harness the power of prana. Pranayama has been used for thousands of years to energize, calm, and invigorate the body and mind, benefits you can tap into with some key techniques and regular practice. It can be difficult to master, but it’s accessible to everybody with a bit of dedication. And with physical well-being, mental clarity, stress relief, and weight loss among its many benefits, there are some powerful incentives to work at it!
Before trying out the 3 pranayama techniques listed below, go through this checklist of key things to keep in mind in your practice: