Pranayama (Sanskrit: प्राणायाम prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word meaning "restraint of the prana or breath".
The word is made up of two Sanskrit words, Prāna, life force, or vital energy, and "āyāma" means to restrain or suspend. One might think of it as the control of the life force (prana).
The most important thing to remember is to breath long, slow and deep. In a rhythmic pattern. To learn more about breath-work, join us at one of the Intermediate Advanced Workshops or you can set an appointment for one on one training.
The breath contains vital units of energy...and we all want more energy right? Well it is good to know that we have such an incredible abundance of breath and air. It's always more invigorating and nourishing to be near trees, ocean or nature while practicing breath-work.
It has been said, that if we want a short and shallow breath, simply breath short and shallow...and if we would like a long, quality life, we shall be breathing long, slow and deep.