Yoga Pranayama Biddeford ME

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Maine Medical Center
(207) 662-2632
216 Vaughan Street
Portland, ME
Services
Yoga, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Other, Music Therapy, Meditation, Guided Imagery
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Frelonic
(800) 669-0364
One Lehner Road
Saco, ME
Yoga Styles
Accessories

Soma Massage & Wellness
(207) 741-2639
6 Cottage Rd
South Portland, ME
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Power

Sun Salutations Yoga & Wellness Center
(207) 642-6751
332 Chicopee Road
Buxton, ME
Yoga Styles
Iyengar-based

Ashtanga Yoga Community Portland
(207) 232-3776
496 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Yoga Styles
Mysore Style Ashtanga

Nataraja Yoga
(207) 985-9766
5 Bragdon Ln
Kennebunk, ME
 
NorthStar Yoga
(207) 329-1665
15 Holly Street
Scarborough, ME
Yoga Styles
Kali Ray TriYoga

Meeting House Yoga
(207) 741-4079
c/o 42 Columbus Rd.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Holistic Pathways Yoga & Healing Center
(207) 839-7192
203 Main Street
Gorham, ME
Yoga Styles
Kripalu

Wholeheart Yoga Center
(207) 871-8274
150 Saint John St
Portland, ME
 
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Yoga Pranayama : a2zyoga blog

The Art of Yoga Breathing

Pranayama is the fourth stage in Pathanjali’s eight stage Yoga discipline.¬† Two Sanskrit words are combined in the word ‘Pranayama’ – Prana and Ayama. ‘Prana’ means life or life force. ‘Ayama’ means development or control. Therefore Pranayama is the development and control of life force. It is a form of breathing exercise , very important in yoga. It goes along with the asanas or exercise.

Breath is the life force that sustains life. Nobody can survive more than a few minutes without air. When the breath stops, life ends. The Forefathers of Yoga developed a special system – ‘Pranayama’ to increase, develop and control this life force. Normal breathing use only a fraction of our potential respiratory capacity. Pranayama helps to control this life force in a superior and extra ordinary way to reap maximum benefits.

There are various types of Pranayama. Some of the popular forms are Ujjayi ,  Sheetali ,  Anuloma Viloma ,  Kapalabhati ,  Suryabheda ,  Bhastrika etc.

Pranayama can be mastered only gradually. It may take months or even years before the practitioner mind becomes receptive to the regulated flow of breath and he experiences the full benefits of pranayama. Proper practice of pranayama can control almost any disease but improper practice may give rise to all sorts of respiratory ailments. So one should take care to acquire control over his breath gra...

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