Breath is at the core of yoga. By working with the breath through breath-connected movement, we become aware of the subtle aspect of breath—prana, or life-force energy. This pranic awareness infuses our mind with a joyful inner peace and tranquility, opening the door to the fulfillment and freedom that are the promise of yoga.

In this three-part series, Judy Moulton explains how to cultivate pranic awareness by connecting movement with yogic breathing. She offers step-by-step instructions and simple practices, along with guidance on how to coordinate inhalation and exhalation with different types of movement. Begin to experience the sense of peace and fulfillment that arises from the awareness of prana, leading eventually to a deep inner stillness that forms a firm foundation for meditation.