Breath and Mantra

Pranayama is the science of controlling the movement of Prana (life force) through the use of breathing techniques. Breath is the physical counterpart of the mind; each breath provides pranic force to the organism. Everything breathes for the whole of its lifespans and affecting the breath can have immediate results. It can provide an increase of energy, decrease in stress, and a connection to the self. Breath can be expanded or contracted, it can pause between inhales and exhales, and it can be suspended or retained.

Breathwork (pranayama) is a therapeutic tool that can affect our bodies and minds, not only physically and emotionally but also spiritually. Just by breathing an open, healthy breath, our bodies begin to release physical tension and stress. Old trauma, limiting beliefs, and subconscious patterns begin to release and dissolve. According to Swara Yoga, the lifespan of a man is not measured in years but in the number of breaths. At a rate of 15 breaths per minute, the average human life is extended to 120 years.


All of the world connects with sound. Different sounds have different effects on the human psyche. Mantra Yoga uses sound as a vehicle of transcendence; the sound protects and projects the mind. Sound brings us all to the same level.

The sacred utterances or chanting of Sanskrit Mantras provide us with the power to attain our goals and lift ourselves from the ordinary to the higher level of consciousness. Each strike of the tongue stimulates meridian points which, in turn, stimulates the hypothalamus, which makes the pineal gland radiate. Mantras give us the power to heal, to attain a blissful and liberated state. Experience Mantra and find your Naad, “the essence of all sound.” What sound vibrates within your body?