Word of the Week: Pranayama

Pranayama is the deep rhythmic breathing techniques that regulate Prana/Energy by uniting movement and the mind.

We use the technique of Pranayama without even realising it at times. How many times have you told yourself to take a deep breath if you are under pressure? That’s you doing yoga or practicing Pranayama.

Pranayama, or deep breathing calms the nervous system and helps improve mental focus. As such, Pranayama is essential in the preparation for and practice of meditation.