The Power of Breath
Pranyama is breathing exercises developed by ancient yogis to purify the body and mind by controlling, regulating, and channeling Prana, the vital force or energy. We take in Prana through the air we breathe. Practicing exercises can increase the amount of air we take in, therefore increasing our intake of Prana as well.
There are breathing patterns associated with each emotional and physical state we experience. Techniques have been created to aid us with these states and allow us to find relaxation.