What is Prana?

Excerpt from Light on Pranayama, The Art of Yogic Breathing by BKS IyengarUpper lake, Shaker Lakes

“Prana is the energy permeating the universe at all levels.  It is physical, mental, intellectual, sexual, spiritual and cosmic energy.  All vibrating energies are prana.  All physical energies, such as heat, light, gravity, magnetism and electricity are also prana.  It is the hidden or potential energy in all beings, released to the fullest extent in times of danger.  It is the prime mover of all activity.  It is energy which creates, protects and destroys.  Vigour, power, vitality, life and spirit are all forms of prana.”

“… prana is the principle of life and consciousness.  It is equated with the real Self (Atma).  Prana is the breath of life of all beings in the universe.  They are born through it and live by it, and when they die their individual breath dissolves into the cosmic breath.  Prana is the hub of the Wheel of Life.”

Planet Prana acknowledges and exists within these principles.  The exchange and movement of Prana is constant.  With this knowledge, we strive to put out only good, positive & healthy Prana to all those we serve on this site.

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