“The mind is the king of the senses. The breath is the king of the mind” Hatha Yoga Pradipika. 
The word Pranayama is made up the word prana (vital life force) and yama (control). “Ayama” means extension. Therefore the practice of pranayama involves holding and expanding the breath.  This link above is an amazing example of how pranayama can increase your lung capacity!

 


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