The control of vital and psychic energy is a matter of great concern to any practitioner of yoga, whether he be interested in it for therapeutic, health or spiritual purposes. The science of yoga is itself the science of life energy, and pranayama is the most direct method which has yet been found to adjust the energy flows within human body.
Many people consider pranayama to be a physical practice of breath control, but it is not so. The main effects of pranayama manifests in the nervous system and in the subtle psychic energy body, and the control of breath is only the means of manipulating these finer processes.
We sincerely suggest that all persons intend on attaining success in meditation should first master the techniques of pranayama. It will help them greatly. There are 4 major categories of Pranayama which can be learnt in each session and practiced on daily basis.