The Art of Relaxation, for centuries!

The Origin of Pranayama Yoga Pranayama Yoga originated in India 6000 years ago. It was developed by Yoga Krishna. Krishna, at the time, witnessed other Yoga teachers going off into mountains in solitude to practise Yoga and meditation. Krishna, however, was too busy with his daily life, with a wife and young children who needed and depended on him. Consequently, he developed the ‘Art of Detachment’. He ‘lived for the moment’, doing ‘one thing at a time’ and periodically ‘detaching’ himself from reality in order to face reality. The Art of Relaxation, without leaving everyday life, is one of the aspects of this form of Yoga that makes it so unique.

The Principles of Pranayama Yoga Breathing - helps achieve a calmer, more focused mind and increases your energy levels Diet - a well balanced diet helps keep the body healthy, the mind calm and immune system strong Exercise - gives you strength and energy which contributes to a more positive mind Positive Thinking and Meditation - facilitates removing negative thoughts and having a peaceful mind Relaxation - releases tension and grows inner peace.

Breathing is the physical part of thinking and thinking is the psychological part of breathing.” – Ayurveda Pranayama is a part of Yoga system that teaches you the art of extending your breath in many different ways. When practicing pranayama the breath should be skillfully inhaled, exhaled and retained. It teaches you to change the depth, rate and pattern of breathing. Pranayama is a Sanskrit word which literally translates into “extension of the prana or breath”. ‘Prana’ means life-force and it is the life-force or vital energy that pervades the body. Prana is the link between mind and consciousness.

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