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  Pranayama :: pranayama :: Yoga Breathing
Pranayama is a scientific method of controlling the breath, leading to better health for both mind and body.
Pranayama is the fourth part of the Astang Yoga (eight limbs) described by Patanjali in the Yogasutra, this is the most authoritative book on yoga.
Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.
www.theholisticcare.com /Pranayama.htm   (701 words)

  
 Pranayama and Bandhas - yoga
Pranayama definition: In prana, the root word "pra," meaning "to fill," is added to the root word, "an," ("to breathe" or "to live") creating the new meaning "the life that fills with the breath." In other words the life principle in action:
Some are engaged in the practice of Pranayama called Kumbhaka, by impeding the outward passage of air, through the nostrils and the mouth, and by impeding the inward passage of the air, in the opposite direction.
Kapalabhati is an invigorating, energizing, and purifying pranayama and purification technique(of the nasal passage and lungs).
www.yoga.net.au /pranayama_bandhas   (0 words)

  
 Yoga Breathing - Breath Control (Pranayama)
Pranayama forms a vital step in the path to ascendancy through Yoga.
Although this breathing technique forms a basis to advanced Pranayama techniques, it leads to important benefits of its own and provides us a glimpse of what we are capable of reaching through Pranayama.
These are the main components leading to Pranayama which massage the abdominal muscles and tone up the working of various organs of the body.
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  The Pranayama Institute Home Page
In the past, the practice of pranayama was limited to a select few, namely monks, ascetics, and mystics.
The system of pranayama is credited with conferring upon its practitioner a calm, balanced, and focused mind, increased vitality, and longevity.
Pranayama awakens the brain and the cerebrospinal nerve centers to their limitless potential.
www.pranayama.org   (244 words)

  
 Pranayama: Right or wrong?
However since the teacher is selling pranayama to the student, the morality of the teacher is also in question.
So during the practice of pranayama, it is beneficial that the student keep the mind fixed in a point.
Pranayama should not be done if the student is having a headache.
www.anandamarga.org /articles/pranayama.htm   (1095 words)

  
 Yoga Journal : Practice : Pranayama & More
Seated pranayama practices are also a part of this tradition, although Miller says that Pattabhi Jois, the father of Ashtanga Yoga, hasn't taught it to groups since 1992.
Pranayama is introduced in a reclining position, with the chest and head supported, so students can focus on the breath without the distraction of needing to maintain proper posture.
Pranayama is generally introduced in a comfortable seated position--occasionally even in a chair--and is adapted in a reclining position for those who aren't able to sit for long periods of time.
www.yogajournal.com /practice/673_1.cfm   (4353 words)

  
 Yoga : How to Practise Pranayama   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In pranayama to produce the 'hm' sound the glottis is partially closed by contracting the throat muscles, thus offering a slight resistance to the flow of air which gives rise to the sound.
It should be remembered that when pranayama is practiced along with the bandhas, the need to watch one's capacity and never to exceed it becomes all the more great, because while holding the breath and creating internal pressure and stretch one is modifying the normal process of breathing very considerably.
It is sometimes recommended by some teachers of pranayama that the two types of kumbhaka are to be practiced together in the same round, that is, one should do puraka, inner kumbhaka, rechaka, and then outer kumbhaka in one round, counting the number of such rounds in a sitting.
www.indiangyan.com /books/yogabooks/yogic_prayama/how_to_practise_pranayama.shtml   (7132 words)

  
 What is Pranayama   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pranayama is the fourth part of the eight-fold Yoga described in the Yogasutra of Patanjali.
Thus pranayama is a complex act in which after assuming a suitable posture the student inhales and exhales slowly, deeply, and completely, and also stops the breath.
Howsoever we define pranayama, that is to say, whether we make kumbhaka an indispensable part of it or not, one essential feature of pranayama according to any definition, is, that it involves a control of breath.
www.indiangyan.com /books/yogabooks/yogic_prayama/what_is_pranayama.shtml   (3634 words)

  
 www.yogasite.com
Pranayama is used in yoga as a separate practice to help clear and cleanse the body and mind.
It is also used in preparation for meditation, and in asana,the practice of postures, to help maximize the benefits of the practice, and focus the mind.
Known as the "complete" or "three-part" breath, dirgha pranayama teaches how to fill the three chambers of the lungs, beginning with the lower lungs, then moving up through the thoracic region and into the clavicular region.
www.yogasite.com /pranayama.htm   (813 words)

  
 Effects of Pranayama on the Brain
Pranayama, or expansion of the prana or vital energy, occurs through the practices of prana nigraha, or control of the prana (1).
Pranayama is the control of the upa pranas (sub pranas) which achieves harmonization of the physiological body and leads to awakening of prana in the chakras or psychic body.
Pranayama is divided into three stages: (i) awareness of prana, (ii) prana nigraha, and (iii) expansion of prana.
www.yogamag.net /archives/1997/1jan97/pranbran.shtml   (1887 words)

  
 Pranayama, Yoga Breathing, Pranayama types
Patanjali in his text of Yoga Sutras mentioned pranayama as means of attaining higher states of awareness, he mentions the holding of breath as important practice of reaching Samadhi.
Pranayama from Hatha Yoga (Surya Bhedan, Bhasrika, Ujjayi, Shitali, Sitkari, Bhramari, Murchha and Plavini Pranayama)
The process of Pranayama is concerned with the breathing, the indicator of life.
www.yogapoint.com /info/pranayama.htm   (1313 words)

  
 Pranayama
We talked about the definition of Pranayama and Pran-sakthi in the previous article In this article, we will talk about the types of Pranayama, the procedure to practice Pranayama and of course, the benefits.
These Pranayama may not be practiced in extreme winter and humid weather.
Pranayama is a key methodology towards good and balanced health.
www.jainworld.com /preksha/vidyajain/pd10.htm   (904 words)

  
 Shambhala - Yoga Basics
But you can say that pranayama is the process of expanding our usually small reservoir of prana by lengthening, directing, and regulating the movement of the breath and then limiting or restraining the increased pranic energy in the body-mind.
The origin of pranayama, like the origin of just about all time-honored yoga practices, is obscure.
“...pranayama is the process of expanding our usually small reservoir of prana by lengthening, directing, and regulating the movement of the breath and then limiting or restraining the increased pranic energy in the body-mind.”
www.shambhala.com /html/learn/features/yoga/basics/prana.cfm   (889 words)

  
 Aryabhatt Pranayama   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pranayama can also be performed as soon as you get up from bed just before Japa and meditation.
Pranayama, though it concerns with the breath, gives good exercise for various internal organs and the whole body.
Asanas and Pranayama remove all sorts of diseases, improve health, energise digestion, invigorate the nerves, straighten the Sushumna Nadi, remove Rajas and awaken Kundalini.
www.aryabhatt.com /pranayama/pranayama15.htm   (1354 words)

  
 Aryabhatt Pranayama
Before he eats, before he drinks, before he resolves to do anything, Pranayama should be performed first and then the nature of his determination should be clearly enunciated and placed before the mind.
The Prana may be defined as the finest vital force in everything which becomes visible on the physical plane as motion and action and on the mental plane as thought.
Thus Pranayama or the control of Prana is that means by which the Yogi tries to realise in his little body the whole of cosmic life, and tries to attain perfection by getting all the powers in this universe.
www.aryabhatt.com /pranayama/index.htm   (1413 words)

  
 Pranayama, Types of Pranayama, Anuloma Viloma, Bhastrika Pranayama,Yoga,India
Pranayama, or control or regulation of the life force is the fourth step in the Ashtanga yoga system of Patanjali.
Pranayama is used in yoga to clear and cleanse the body and mind.
The practice of Pranayama is highly recommended before relaxation and meditation or at the end of the session.
www.indovacations.net /english/Pranayam.htm   (1278 words)

  
 Pranayama, from YogaClass
Pranayama is often recommended to the beginning occultist.
Not only is it impossible to do pranayama when you cannot breathe through your nose but if you have a sore throat the first deep breath will send you into a violent cough attack.
You are supposed to be able to use pranayama in virtually any situation, so to practise making it an "invisible" process is definitely worthwhile.
yogaclass.com /pranayam.html   (783 words)

  
 Pranayama -- The Invisible Super Food by Peter Okilo
As humanity prepares itself for the next great leap in consciousness, a leap that is but a simple decision away for ALL of us, the need to feed our energy systems with appropriate nutrition that facilitates and powers this leap becomes more critical.
The main method for this is purification and balance of the channels through which Prana flows, otherwise known as Pranayama, accompanied by silent meditative focus on breath and emptiness of mind.
While all Pranayama aids in this regard, the most important, and most easily learned and implemented is alternate nostril breathing.
www.shazzie.com /raw/articles/pranayama.shtml   (971 words)

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