Pranayama is the conscious perception and guidance of life energies which unfold self in complex form in the psycho-physical system of all living beings. This book is for readers living in the modern world of high-tech environment and life style, and searching for a soothing opposite pole to the external hectic life in the world of constant and fast changing surroundings to live an inner life in balance and harmony. A deep and steady breathing consciously done for at least few minutes, brings relief and relaxation. This is a simple act of Pranayama. The present book introduces us intelligently to the basic breathing practices and describes the fundamental aspects of their psycho-physiology.
"There is no mystical cult in which breath is not given the greatest importance in spiritual progress. Once man has touched the depths of his own being by the help of the breath then it becomes easy for him to become at one with all that exists on earth and heaven." - Hazrat Inayat Khan