Monday, July 30, 2012

Yogic thought for the day:

On pranayama, by the master himself:
B K S Iyengar on pranayama:

Pranayama is the conscious prolongation of inhalation, retention and exhalation. Inhalation is the art of receiving the primeval energy in the form of breath. Retention is when the breath is held in order to savor this energy. In exhalation all thoughts and emotions are emptied with the breath;  then while the lungs are empty, one surrenders the individual energy "I" to the primeval energy, the Atman.
The practice of pranayama develops a steady mind, strong will-power and sound judgement.

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