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What does Pranayama mean

Here you can learn more about «Pranayama», the Breathing Exercises in Yoga, how they work and why you should practice «Pranayama».

The practice of «Pranayama» has a very long tradition in Yoga. «Pranayama» is the name for the Breathing Exercises in Yoga. «Ayama» means control, «Prana» has a double meaning. «Prana» means life energy on the one hand and «Prana» also means breath. And on the one hand «Pranayama» is control of breathing, that means Breathing Exercise and on the other hand everything we do to control «Prana», the life energy. So «Pranayama» means on the one hand Breathing Exercise and on the other hand Exercise to Control the Energies.



Pranayama Beginners Course — 5 Weeks




In these five weeks of the «Pranayama Beginners Course», you will learn: The most important «Basic Breathing Techniques» like «Abdominal Breathing» and «Complete Yoga Breathing». You will learn the most important Yoga «Pranayamas» «Kapalabhati» and «Alternate Breathing» as well as other «Pranayamas» like «Bhramari» and «Shitali». An instruction for «Nasal Rinsing» is also included. The voice training at the end of the course with the «Three Chakra Method» and the «Seven Chakra Method» gives your words more power.

There are three videos for each week:


  1. Course Video: Here you will learn in detail how to do the Breathing Exercises. You will get the background information on how «Pranayama» works. And you get tips on how to use the great power of breath in everyday life.
  2. Long Practice Video of 15-30 minutes: With this video you can practice the exercises every day without further theory.
  3. Short Practice Video of 7-15 minutes, helpful if you have less time.


Small Note: For each of the individual Breathing Exercises there are also individual vidoes in this channel. This Breathing Course is designed for 5 weeks. But you can also proceed slower or faster.



Breathing Course for Beginners

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Additional Material — Breathing Course