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.

Your Best Breath                              Learn the difference between diaphragmatic and chest breathing.

Prāṇāyāma for Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga                       Provides description of types of prāṇāyāma, more involved practices and mudras to use during practice.

Yoga and Prāṇāyāma

Define what Yogic breathing with a description of prāṇa in the general sense.

The Science of Breathing

Learn about the cycle of air and how it moves within the body. 

Give Breathing A Chance

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.


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.

For serious students of yoga, who have an established prāṇāyāma practice. Traditional techinques for deepening prāṇā.