Is it possible to change how we deal with our circumstances by gaining greater awareness of and control over the breath? Pranayama is the most powerful of all of the hatha yoga practices, Sandra Anderson explains, because it allows us to work most directly with prana. By using these breathing techniques and cultivating relaxed breathing in our life, we can access the link between body and mind, balance the nervous system, and transform our mental state.

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