Yoga Breathing 101: What Is Pranayama?

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Pranayama is a yoga term meaning "control of the breath."

The word is two parts: Prana and yama.

Prana represents life force and energy, while yama represents the ability to control and lengthen that breath / energy.

Though it's often associated with rapid breathing, Pranayama is all about control of the breath.

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