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Prāṇāyāma

By Andre Haralyi M.A., C-IAYT Prāṇāyāma, commonly translated as “breath control,” is composed of two Sanskrit words, prāṇa which means “life-force, vital-force, energy or breath” and yāma meaning “restraint.” So, Prāṇāyāma is better understood as the stoppage of the breath. “The cutting off of the flow of inhalation and exhalation, [is prāṇāyāma]. Its operations are external (vāhya-vṛtti Prāṇāyāma), internal (ābhyantara-vṛtti

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