Pranayama is a yoga exercise associated with breath control. As per the yoga teachers, proper breathing is necessary to bring more oxygen to the blood and to the brain, and to control prana or the vital life energy. Pranayama is an activity without spending energy, and relaxation without any stimulation.



Pranayama is known to relieve the symptoms of asthma. This practice is also beneficial in treating stress related disorders, such as anxiety and depression.

In mythology, it is stated that the duration of a person’s life is predetermined by the number of breaths. Pranayana tries to “conserve time” and lengthen lifespan by slowing down the breathe.

Physical benefits of Pranayama

  • Maintaining body’s health
  • Strengthen absorption of oxygen
  • Blood purification
  • Regulation of nervous system
  • Control blood pressure
  • Increase Immunity
  • Aid healing procedure

Mental benefits of pranayanam

  • Relieve tension and fatigue
  • Decrease anxiety and depression
  • Maintains inner balance
  • Release of energy blockages