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Pranayama exercises have a special role within yogic techniques which aim to control the sexual energy. Pranayama is a highly effective technique that amplifies the solar, masculine, Yang energy.

Pranayama is an effective method for increasing your Yang energy, as well as sublimating the sexual energy into more refined forms of energy, in a controlled and conscious manner.

The translation of the term Pranayama is usually “the control of the breath”. Nonetheless, there is a deeper meaning to this term. Prana is the vital force and Yama refers to its control.

Consequently, pranayama refers to a discipline which is integrated as a fundamental stage in the yogic practice, studying the origin and nature of the mysterious and invisible force that is prana.

However, prana is more than merely a person’s breath. It is the foundation of all movement, the root of both organic and inorganic life.

Any manifestation or expression of a movement, life, or mind is in fact a manifestation of prana, which makes life possible.

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Under its different forms and in many different ways, prana is the ultimate generalization of all forces of nature. Prana is a subtle reality and consequently one cannot see, weigh, measure or touch it through any of the instruments that the human mind has ever produced or invented.

Prana can be perceived and controlled by a human being with the mind. If you can purify and control your body, mind and nadis, you will also control your desires and thoughts and it will be easier to control the manifestation of prana in your being.

Prana is the ultimate cause of all manifested forces of nature. It is expressed as forces, powers, energies manifested in the universe, both physical and subtle. All movements in the universe are just specific manifestations of prana.

The vital forces and the mind are but two aspects of prana, reflected in the human being. Furthermore, prana manifests within human beings as different physical, mental and psychic processes. Prana animates, sustains and energizes the bodies of all living organisms.

The fine movements of nerves in a living body and the powers of the mind are in fact only other specific manifestations of prana. Any desire, any thought represents a particular expression of the prana, modulated precisely in a range of frequency.

The activity of the five senses is also an expression of prana vibrating on a certain frequency. The breath represents only one manifestation of the prana in your body.

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The center or “deposit” of the pranic energies is Muladhara chakra. Ida and Pingala are the two nadis placed on both sides of the central channel, Sushumna nadi.

For those people who do not practice any spiritual exercises, whose energy is lying dormant in Muladhara chakra, the energy circulates through the two secondary “spinal” nadis: Ida and Pingala. Usually, the energy does not flow through Sushumna nadi, as the entrance to this nadi is normally closed.

As long as a person does not correctly perceive and understand the flow of energy through Ida and Pingala and as long as the energy is not “forced” through Sushumna nadi, that person will not have control over their mind or their prana.

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