Purpose of Pranayama
Pranayama is practiced in order to understand and the control of pranic process in the body. Breathing is the correct means of absorbing prana and the manner in which we breathe sets of pranic vibrations, which influence our entire being. By becoming aware of our nature of the breath and by restraining it, the whole system becomes controlled. Whne you retain the breath you are stopping the nervous impulses in different parts of the body and harmonizing the brain wave patterns. in pranayama it is the duration of breath retention, which has to be increased. the longer the breath is held, the greater the gap between nervous impulses and their responses in the brain. When retention is held for a prolonged period, mental agitation is curtailed. Through pranayama the mind can be brought under control. by concentrating on the breath you can still the mind, develop one pointedness and gain entry into the deeper realms of the mind and consciousness.The purpose of pranayama is to remove blockages and lift you out of inert and dynamic states. When the mind is in stediness and one pointed inner awareness grows and prana accumulates.