The Science of Breath: Portal to Higher Awareness

The breath has enormous power. By learning to control the breath, we learn to control prana—the vital energy that sustains every aspect of our being, physical and mental, as well as the entire cosmos. Working with the breath, we gain control of our nervous system, mind, and then cosmic energy, opening the door to higher awareness. The science of controlling prana through the breath is known as pranayama.

In this ten-part series, Swami Rama offers a wealth of knowledge and practical instruction on the science of breath for both beginners and experienced students. Discover how the breath relates to the nervous system, the mind, and the body’s subtle energy channels. Explore pranayama practices ranging from fundamental to more advanced, presented step by step along with their benefits. Then, moving beyond pranayama, learn how breath awareness creates a joyful inner stillness leading to deep meditation and ultimate freedom.

Series Posts

Articles / Yoga Practice
Vigorous, Calming, Cooling, and Advanced Pranayamas
Swami Rama
August 24, 2020
5 MIN
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Nadi Shodhana: Equalizing the Flow of Breath
Swami Rama
July 20, 2020
6 MIN
Articles / Yoga Practice
Diaphragmatic Breathing: Foundation for Pranayama
Swami Rama
June 15, 2020
5 MIN
Articles / Yoga Practice
Controlling the Breath to Control the Mind
Swami Rama
May 11, 2020
2 MIN
Articles / Yoga Practice
The Flow of Prana: Nadis, Chakras, and Kundalini
Swami Rama
April 20, 2020
5 MIN
Articles / Yoga Practice
Pranayama and the Autonomic Nervous System
Swami Rama
March 16, 2020
4 MIN
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Pranayama: From Breath to Cosmic Energy
Swami Rama
January 20, 2020
5 MIN