What is pranayama?
The most important life process is our breathing. Prana means breathing. And pranayama itself is a process of doing certain breathing techniques to restore the health and feeling of happiness. Wrong breathing leads to many diseases, and pranayama can even restore the health.
The Benefits of Pranayama’s techniques
The pranayama’s techniques has a profound effect to the whole body, to the pranamaya koshu and its energy that is indispensable for health. All our life activity affects the prana flow in the body. Stress, malnutrition, insomnia, exhaustion, negative thoughts etc., exhaust and prevent pranic flow. As a result, people begin to get sick because of lack of energy.
The pranayama’s techniques redirect energy and reverse the process of destruction of the body, activating and balancing the prana within pranamaya koshu. It is very important to control thoughts and work of the brain as breathing affects the functions of the brain most of all. Doing pranayama’s techniques the memory improves too. Spiritual personalities get prana that gives a way to higher states, energies beyond the usual framework of accepted reality.