The regulation of Prāṇa. Prāṇa is the individual life-force, which manifests as the breath in the physical. It includes both regulation and control and affects both the body and mind. Many consider it the most important aspect of yoga.
Prāṇāyāma for Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Provides description of types of prāṇāyāma, more involved practices and mudras to use during practice.
Max Strom encourages us to embrace pranayama as we do asana. This article explains how to perform five basic prāṇāyāma practices. Please note is always best to learn these with a teacher to be sure you are applying the technique properly.
See B.K.S. Iyengar explain prāṇāyāma.
See B.K.S. Iyengar speak on prāṇāyāma.
Prāṇāyāma practice in English with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar .
Books, CDs, etc.
- Light on Prāṇāyāma by B.K.S. Iyengar
In this classic yoga best-seller world-renowned yoga master, B.K.S. Iyengar shares the techniques of breathing together with a comprehensive background of yoga philosophy.
- Prāṇāyāma Beyond the Fundamentals by Richard Rosen
For serious students of yoga, who have an established prāṇāyāma practice. Traditional techinques for deepening prāṇā.