Pranayam anyone!

India
February 26, 2011 1:01pm CST
Hi everyone I have just heard that Pranayam is not only spiritual, but it has got lot of health benefits. I am very much interested in it. What about you.
3 responses
@amirev777 (2822)
• India
26 Feb 11
Hi Pranayama are Yogic breathing techniques which have both spiritual as well as therapeutic benefits. Most of the people practice Pranayama for health benefits. Practice of pranayama since a young age helps the body to be disease free. All the parts of the body develop proportionately if pranayama is done regularly. The chest becomes strong. The abdomen cannot get disproportionate as compared to the rest of the body. The face develops radiance. The shoulders become strong. The muscles of limbs become more supple and strong. The sense organs develop new receptivity and depth. The back, neck and rest of the spine become strong and stable. Circulation of blood improves. The brain new vitality and is animated. In short all the systems of the body develop and become radiant and perform to their optimum capacity. One who practices Pranayama will have good appetite, cheerfulness, handsome figure, good strength, courage, and enthusiasm, a high standard of health, vigor and vitality and good concentration of mind.Regular practice of pranayama helps in controlling diseases like hypertension or high blood pressure, Diabetes, Migraine, Pain, Asthma and Bronchitis.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
26 Feb 11
Is this a type of recitation ? I know people believe in the health benefits of some of the religious recitations. Some are believed to be benficial for wealth and career persuits, and peace of mind, right ? Do you practise the recitations too ?
• United States
26 Feb 11
What is Pranayam? Is it some sort of Hindi exercise? I'm kinda interested about it