What is Ayurveda: Understanding Pranayama

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What is Pranayama?

Pranayama is an Ayurvedic practice which involves basic breathing yoga exercises. 'Prana' means energy, and 'ayama' means focus of control. In Ayurveda, it is believed that the ability to control one’s breath can have great benefits, the reason behind this is because you are literally focusing the movement and flow of your energy or prana within your body. Doing so can help promote healing and improve a person's well being and general health.

Benefits of Pranayama

This is a list of possible benefits to practicing pranayama regularly.

  • Reduced heart rate (healthy levels)
  • Pranayama can increase longevity
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Pranayama promotes healthy heart
  • Can improve organ functionality
  • Increases mental health functions, and cognitive ability
  • The exercise can improve how you age

Now below is our very own video of the top three benefits of doing Pranayama regularly. Some of the results you can even feel immediately.

How to Perform Pranayama:

One of the key main benefits to Pranayama is that you can perform it anywhere. Even from the luxury and comfort of your own home. All it requires is a quiet space where you can sit down on the floor.

Here you will find two videos on how to do Pranayama at home.

And the pranayama technique known as the skill shining breathing or Kapalabhati. Make sure to check out these videos, and give it a try. Be sure to check out our knowledge center for more information in regards to Pranayama or visit our blog page.

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