About the Course
Pranayama meaning life force expansion, Pranayama is an umbrella term often used to describe yogic breathing techniques.
Not to be confused with breathing exercises, pranayama refers to specific techniques that use retention with bandhas (energy locks) to purify our energy channels (nadis) and improve the body’s capacity to retain and increase prana.
This ancient practice typically involves complex breathing techniques that are designed to consciously manipulate the breath, like Ujjayi Pranayama or Nadi Shodhana Pranayama. By regulating the breath in this way, pranayama techniques can improve cardiovascular functioning, blood circulation to the brain, and metabolic and endocrine activities.
On a spiritual level, we practice pranayama breathing in yoga and meditation to reach deeper states of relaxation and self-awareness. It’s also an effective tool for stimulating the energy system and balancing the 7 chakras.
Benefits of Pranayama
Slows down aging
Improves bodily functions
Boosts Respiratory functions