Pranayama (prana = energy + yama = control) is a type of meditation technique that involves various ways of controlling the breathing, with the goal being to withdraw ones senses from the outside world. This helps one to raise one’s prana (or Kundalini energy in this case) up the deep spine to the spiritual eye or sixth chakra, which brings one to enlightenment.
It is an integral part of yoga. The controlled breathing enables both the rhythm of performing yoga poses and relaxing the mind for meditation
Pranayama and meditation will enhance every aspect of your life. It will greatly benefit your yoga practice because more awareness of our breath expands the quality and experience of our yoga practice. But, most importantly, pranayama and meditation will significantly improve the quality of your life: the way you lead your life and the manner in which you respond to life! These practices will deepen your connection to Spirit and manifest abundant happiness and peace in your life. Think of it and meditation as food for the brain that nourishes our brains to be healthy, vibrant and at ease.