Namasthe 🙏! This blog is intended for yoga students. It has the list of prayers / mantras that are being recited in the yoga class with their meanings…
Pre-requisite : YOGA, definition and a brief introduction to origin, history and development of YOGA <Do read this blog 1st for better understanding.>
Maharshi Patanjali in his Patanjali Yoga Sutras (PYS) gives Ashtanga Yoga i.e. 8 limbs of Yoga in 2nd & 3rd chapters called Sādhana Pāda & Vibhūti Pāda. The following sutra gives the 8 steps of yoga.
Pranayama is thought as breath control technique but actually it’s much broader than just that. The word “Pranayama” is comprised of two root words –
Pranayama is Prana + yama; where Prana is the vital energy and yama means to control.
Pranamaya is Prana + ayama; where Prana is the vital energy and ayama means expansion.
In a way both of them are right. Pranayama is the science of understanding, controlling and there by expanding the dimension of prana.Continue reading Pranayama – The Yogic Science of expansion of Prana