What are the five pranas and why are they important?

Welcome to episode 46 of The Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy and Meditation podcast.

Today, Brandt is talking all about the 5 pranas, also known as the Prana Vayus. Each of the 5 pranas moves in a different direction, is primarily located in different areas in or around the physical body, and is inherently linked to the breath. 

It’s important to have a strong connection to the 5 pranas when we work with prana or the breath.

Following these energetic currents is a practice in itself that can bring us great insight into the nature of our relationship with the outer pranic world, which is the same as the inner pranic world.

Brandt shares important information about what each of the 5 pranas is, how they move with the breath, what each prana governs, and what their uses are in the context of the energetic and physical body and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy.

Brandt will then guide you through a quick breathing practice which will take you through all 5 pranas. This will help you start to cultivate an awareness of the pranas and increase your sensitivity to the different energetic currents moving through your system. 

This podcast is a clip taken from the ‘Pranic Body’ module inside our Yoga Therapy Foundations Program. 

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Om Shanthi

This episode covers: 

  • Introduction to the 5 pranas
  • Adya prana (also known as just prana)
  • Samana prana
  • Udana Prana 
  • Apana Prana
  • Vyana Prana
  • How to consciously manipulate and work with the pranas therapeutically
  • Breathing Exercise for the 5 pranas
  • How cultivating awareness of the 5 pranas can make us better healers
Breathing Deeply · What are the five pranas and why are they important?

Breathing Deeply is a Yoga Therapy and Meditation School, founded by lead teacher Brand Passalacqua in 2014. We hold online and in-person Yoga Therapy Foundations and IAYT accredited Advanced Programs and retreats along with Meditation Programs, including online meditation teacher training and certification and holistic weight loss with Being At Peace with Food.

Breathing Deeply is made up of an active and thriving community of yogis, caregivers, therapists, teachers, medical professionals, parents & children with the same intention—to serve others, lessen suffering, and co-create a new paradigm in wellness.

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