Pranayama is the combination of two words- ‘Prana’ and ‘ayama’. ‘Prana’ means the vital energy or the breath. On the subtle level, the word ‘prana’ represents pranic energy the core of life; we can’t live without prana. Another word is “ayama” that means control. Therefore, Pranayama means “Breath Control”. With expertise in Pranayama Yoga, one can manage and improve the ‘pranic energy’ to experience the improvement in the physical and mental state. Most talked about Hatha Yoga is also related about 8 different kinds of Pranayama. To summarize the Pranayama benefits, “Life depends upon different systems including the digestive system, circulatory systems, nervous systems and organs; regular practicing of Pranayama protects, energizes and strengthens all these core processes of life”. If the pranic energy is high enough and its continuous flow is steady and smooth, the mind will remain positive, calm and enthusiastic.
The majority of every community anywhere around the world experiences the worries, fears, uncertainties, tensions, conflicts and negative qualities just to suffer in performing. Would you like to be one among those and to live low? Definitely, the answer would be ‘NO’; but you will have to take some initiatives to experience the new way of ‘smart living’ even if you follow modern life style.
Pranayama is an ancient science of healthy living and smart thinking. With the passage of centuries, it flourished with the advent of new technique oriented exercises. These different Pranayama yoga exercises were invented and refined to achieve the particular Pranayama yoga benefits; today, it is the most popular and known term in Yoga. The more commonly practiced Pranayama techniques are:
1. Quiet Breathing : improves blood circulation & respiration
2. Deep Breathing: strengthens lungs, improves concentration
3. Fast Breathing: clears the nasal passage
4. Anulomaviloma: improves memory power, purifies blood, protects from heart diseases, controls blood pressure
5. Suryan Bhedan Pranayama (Right Nostril Breathing)
6. Ujjayi Pranayama: raises body heat, clams the mind, makes more focused, reduces snoring
7. Bhramari Pranayama: improves tone quality, prevents & cures throat disease, refreshes mind relieving tensions
Pranayama is the Practice of Breathing Control
The quality of gained benefits from Pranayama Yoga practicing depends upon the quality of practicing. Wrong Pranayama practice may be harmful; this possibility dissuades many yoga enthusiasts from practicing Pranayama. However, it does not imply that it combines different difficult techniques that can’t be learned by the common man. Proper preparation and a strategic route to learn and get the expertise are the only two things that one needs to become a Pranayama Expert. The preparation for Pranayama practicing is to synchronize the breathing with activities. There are some easy to learn and perform Pranayama preparation exercises that everyone can learn with the help of online sources without a personal guide. Basic knowledge improves your eligibility to join Pranayama training at recognized and reputed school.
Pranayama Yoga Training For the Aspiring Pranayama Teachers:
Numbers of Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance international accredited yoga schools in India offer residential 2 weeks or 4 weeks Pranayama TTC designed for different durations. After passing out the course successfully, the candidate can start his/her career as a Pranayama Trainer anywhere around the world. Accreditation of yoga school helps the candidate to be registered with different Yoga Institutes and societies for better career prospects. The critical elements of standards Pranayama TTC are Pranayama in Hatha yoga, breathing techniques, Evolution, Bandhas in Pranayama, Kriyas, Kundalini, Cleansing processes, mental modifications, Ashtanga yoga, breath retention etc. Almost all the top ranking Yoga Schools in India follow the similar looking curriculums but with a significant difference in scope of topics; therefore, you must choose the Pranayama Training School very carefully.