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How should I start practicing Pranayama?

Pranayama is the fourth limb of Ashtanga Yoga.  The word pranayama can be broken down into two roots: prana (breath or life force) and yama/ayama (restriction/cultivation).  Thus, pranayama can be defined as either "breathing control," or "life force cultivation."  Both definitions are useful and complementary because they point to the different ways in which pranayama … Continue reading How should I start practicing Pranayama?