2. Sanskrit. Breath control. The control of life force (prana) through the regulation of the respiratory process, coupled with visualization. "Pra" means "first or before," and "ana" means "breath"—literally, the first essence underlying the breath.
AUTHOR: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
3. Control or regulation of the breath, usually applied to various Tantric and Yogic breathing techniques. Since prana also refers to energy, another way to think about controlling the breath is to understand it as directing energy.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Liz Williams, author of the new Modern Handfasting.
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