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Definition of "pranayama" []

  • Breathing techniques. When used as a technical term in yoga, it is often translated more specifically as "breath control". (noun)

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Use "pranayama" in a sentence
  • "The Sanskrit word for “control” is yama, and the second limb of Yoga is called pranayama: “breath control of the life force.”"
  • "In yoga, breathing practices are called pranayama, prana being the equivalent of chi."
  • "In yoga, the most powerful type of breathing is called pranayama, and its practice seeks to unify body and mind."
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