The first way of modifying breathing is not usually included in ‘pranayama’ proper, although it is sometimes closely associated with it. The second and third ways mentioned above co-belong to the domain of pranayama. In fact, pranayama practice may very well be summarised in these two ways. Let me mention here that pranayama practice is defined by Patanjali as “a modification of breathing in a sitting posture which is steady
and comfortable”. Such a posture is an essential part of pranayama.
Three Components of Pranayama
The Lion’s Roar
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