What is Pranayama?
Pranayama stands for breath (Prana) control (Ayama), it helps to cleanse and strengthen the body and mind through the control of prana or vital energy. By consciously controlling the breath more oxygen is able to enter the body, which helps to burn nutrients and provide the body with more energy. Deep breathing can provide extra oxygen to the brain, which can relief tension headaches and have a calming effect on the mind. It can improve concentration, help to control emotions and relax the body.