2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part H
Importance of Prana and its types in yoga
AUTHOR(S): Daksh Sharma
The purpose of this study is to lighten the knowledge of Prana ant its types, so that the people who are interested in the field of yoga can enhance their knowledge about the concept and relation of Prana with Breath, Spiritual aspects of Prana and working on Prana. Prana, literally the “forward moving air,” moves inward governs reception of all types from the eating of food, drinking of water, and inhalation of air, to the reception of sensory impressions and mental experiences. Apana, literally the “air that moves away,” moves downward and outward and governs all forms of elimination and reproduction (which also has a downward movement). Udana, literally the “upward moving air”, moves upward and qualitative or transformative movements of the life-energy. Samana, literally the “balancing air,” moves from the periphery to the center, through a churning and discerning action. It aids in digestion on all levels. Vyana, literally the “outward moving air,” moves from the center to the periphery. It governs circulation on all level. The five Pranas are energies and processes that occur on several levels. However we can localize them in a few key ways. Prana Vayu governs the movement of energy from the head down to the navel, which is the Pranic center in the physical body. Apana Vayu governs the movement of energy from the navel down to the root chakra. Samana Vayu the movement of energy from the entire body to the navel. Vyana Vayu governs the movement of energy out from the navel throughout ht entire body. Udana governs the movement of energy from the navel up to the head.
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How to cite this article:
Daksh Sharma. Importance of Prana and its types in yoga. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):437-439.