Pranayama is the practice and control of one’s life-currents through controlled breathing and meditation. This process of connecting to ones prana “breath” is the connection to one’s life force and considered one of the most important methods for achieving balance in life. Through various exercises, pranayama encourages the yogi to the connection to our cosmic life. Breathing is the physical manifestation of prana and is the vital force of our life. While prana is subtle, its influence is vast and can determine large aspects of our lives. As we learn to master the pranayama we gain control over our experience in this life.