“Move at the Speed of Your Breath”
Pranayama provides movement for mental and physical expression. It is a vital life energy which stretches, reanimates, and reorganizes the body.
Pranayama is the yogi based science of breath control. It utilizes different but generally rhythmical techniques.
Prana is the source of life, energy, vitality, and strength. It is said that without prana (energy) there is no life.
Science of Breath Control
Hindi speaking Indians have the habit of dropping the ﬁnal ‘a’ in Sanskrit words. So pranayama is actually ‘prana-ayama’. This translates into ‘un-obstructing the breath’, not breath control, as it is commonly translated. However, when instructing methods of pranayama the word, ‘control’, is commonly used when speaking the English language.
Most people go through life without even being aware of how many breaths they take in one minute. Breathing of such people is generally slow and erratic. Daily pranayama trains the lungs and improves the capacity of respiratory system immensely. Pranayama directly works on the nervous system. Daily Pranayama positively affects autonomic nervous system which controls and governs essential functions of the body like the heart rate, respiration and blood pressure etc.