Pranayama Yama is practised by regulating the breath. It’s the main component of yoga, an exercise for physical and mental wellness. In Sanskrit, “Prana” denotes life and “Yama” is control. The practice of pranayama involves certain patterns in breathing. You purposely inhale hold your breath for a specific time and sequence and exhale slowly.
Pranayama is recommended to do early in the morning, oxygen content is maximum in the air before sunrise. Also, early morning body is fresh and therefore the mind is clear from any thought processes.
An empty stomach is right for pranayama. Early morning, food consumed during the previous day is digested. it’s recommended that you should clear your bowels before starting asanas or pranayama.
If you can’t do pranayama in the morning, do it around sunset. For many folks, breathing is not done consciously, most of us do it without giving it much thought or awareness.
But during pranayama, you need to be aware of your breathing and the way it feels. you also practice focusing on this moment, rather than the past or future. this is often referred to as mindfulness.
In a study, conducted among students who practised pranayama displayed higher levels of mindfulness than those who didn’t practise and the same students also showed better levels of maintaining control over their emotions by self-regulation. This is related to the calming effect of pranayama, which supports your ability to be more mindful.
Practising pranayama has also proven to dramatically improves the functions of every organ in the body. A simple search for Pranayama online will direct you to pages that can help you learn the practice by yourself.