Breathing is vital, but it's more than taking a breath of fresh air! More than breath, Prana is the energy that drives us and makes us vibrate, but it is also a powerful type of yoga, sometimes misunderstood.
The term 'prana' is common in the world of yoga. Prana is one of the 5 vital breaths (vāyus in Sanskrit). Each inhale and exhale creates a round trip between the individual being and the immensity of the universe around us via Prana. Thus, Prana circulates in everyone through breathing, but sometimes blockages occur and become sources of physical disorders (muscle pain, headaches, etc.) and even psychological disorders such as depression. In this case, the energy does not flow smoothly: a real problem for our vitality and well-being... Learning to control and direct your breath is therefore essential.
To practice Prana Yoga, you will first have to learn to concentrate on your breath, keep your breathing regular and fluid and bring oxygen to your organs . Each technique of Pranayama will have different benefits on the body and the mind.
There are five main breaths (vayus), each characterized by the direction of its movement in the body and its role
These conscious breathing exercises will be very effective in restoring our energy, energizing us or bringing us back to calm by stimulating our parasympathetic nervous system (that of calm) and our vital organs. So the Prana Yoga is the art of directing the breath to modulate our energy according to our needs. …A wonderful wellness tool!
During the Prana yoga sessions, the yoga teacher allows the students to appropriate the exercises while helping them to adapt them to their needs.
Nadi Shodana (calmant)
Simhasana Pranayama, or the Lion's Breath (to empty negative energies)
Ujjayi Pranayama, ou la Respiration de l'Océan (relaxante)
These breathing exercises are done during posture work during a Vinyasa session, for example, or during a specific Prana yoga session in a standing or seated posture. And like any yoga practice, to master and enjoy all the benefits of this discipline, you have to be regular.Source journaldesfemmes.fr