YOGA AT TAKSU – 5 secrets of Pranayama (a yogic breathing technique)

Breath is one of the most important components in yoga. When we breathe during practice, it is not merely an ordinary breath. The focus and various techniques of breathing are called Pranayama. These practices derived from the ancient practice of controlling one’s breath – the timing, duration, and frequency of every breath.

The practice of pranayama helps the practitioner connect to her body and mind. It supplies your body with oxygen while removing toxins, and provides healing physiological benefits. You can practice pranayama in a yoga class or in your own meditation time.

The practice of Pranayama has many benefits 5 are shared here:

Reduce stress levels
Pranayama practice calms the nerve system, which can lower your stress levels and help resolve anxiety.

Improve sleep quality
Stress is one of the main causes of insomnia. As pranayama helps reduce stress levels, it also supports better sleep quality.

Improve concentration
Regular pranayama practice and meditation both help your focus and improve your concentration levels.

Increase mindfulness and help control emotion
In pranayama practice, we become aware of our breathing and how it feels, and observe the effects in our body. It also includes a practice of focusing on the present moment, rather than the past or future, which is known as mindfulness.

Enhance brain function
Research shows that pranayama helps remove carbon dioxide and raises oxygen concentration, which fuels brain cells and enhances brain function.

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