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Pranayama is generally defined as breath control. Although this interpretation may seem correct in view of the practices involved, it does not convey the full meaning of the term. Theword pranayama is comprised of two roots: prana plus ayama.Prana means ‘vital energy’ or ‘life force’. It is the force whichexists in all things, whether animate or inanimate. Although closely related to the air we breathe, it is more subtle than airor oxygen. Therefore, pranayama should not be consideredas mere breathing exercises aimed at introducing extra oxygeninto the lungs

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Pranayama utilizes breathing to influence the flow of prana in the Nadis or energy channels of the pranamayakosha or energy body. The wordyawwz means’control’ and is used to denote various rules or codes of conduct. However, this is not the word which is joined to prana to form pranayama Yoga the correct word is ayama which has far more implications than the word yama. Ayama is defined as ‘extension’ or ‘expansion’. Thus, the word pranayama means ‘extension or expansion of the dimension of prana’. The techniques of pranayama provide the method whereby the life force can be activated and regulated in order to go beyond one’s normal boundaries or limitations and attain a higher state of vibratory energy