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Types of Yoga

Pranayama

Pranayama

What is Pranayama?

Pranayama is the practice of yogic breathing, using various exercises to revitalize energy, reduce stress, and improve mental capacity. Pranayama is also believed to help a practicing yogi achieve inner peace and self-realization. In fact, pranayama yoga first appeared in ancient Sanskrit texts for the purpose of attaining awareness and enlightenment.


Pranayama breathing incorporates specific techniques to achieve balance and a healthy mind, and is often used as a way to prepare for yoga asanas and meditation. By controlling and mindfully directing our breath, we can affect our energetic system, or chakras, with benefits to both mind and body. Pranayama can lower your heart rate and regulate your nervous system. Here are a few more things you should know about pranayama.


Who it’s for
  • Beginner to advanced yogis
  • Anyone seeking a tool for relaxation and revitalization


Who it’s not for
  • Everyone can benefit from pranayama
How it will help you
  • Lowers heart rate
  • Improves focus
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Calms and regulates the nervous system
  • Oxygenates the blood
  • Balances chakras


How it will not help you
  • Some pranayama exercises may not be recommended if you have high blood pressure, a hernia, or heart disease.
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