Category: Breathing

Breath control and how to master it

Breath control: Pranayama Pranayama is the science of proper breathing. It can also be defined as breath control. "Prana" is breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels "prana" represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and "ayama" means control. So, pranayama is "Breath Control". Our …

Breathing matters more than food

Breathing mechanics Since breathing is an automatic process, we rarely give any thought to it. We take it for granted. The respiratory system of a human being is a very complex system. But does anyone know how the lungs absorb air? We are aware that it happens, but why it …

Breathing science called Pranayama

Proper breathing science Our whole life is entirely dependent on breathing. If we stop breathing then life itself ceases in the body. We can survive for a few days without drinking water, a few months without taking food, but how long can the average person survive without drawing air into …