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Yoga Defined: Pranayama

Pranayama (Sanskrit: प्राणायाम prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prana or breath” or more accurately, “extension of the life force”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, “Prana” – life force, or vital energy, particularly, the breath, and “ayāma” – to extend or draw out. (Not ‘restrain, or control’ as is often incorrectly […]

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