Prana is the vital life force – the creative force of consciousness – and Pranayama is the process by which this life force is balanced and increased through various forms of breathing exercises. Breathing is a direct means of absorbing prana and the breathing process is directly connected to the brain and central nervous system. The manner in which one breathes determines the pranic vibrations that influence one’s entire being. Prana is itself made up of three components: Soma, Agni and Marut. Everything in existence is made up of these three energies in different proportions. Soma energy is cooling, nurturing and supports growth. Agni energy is for heat and metabolizing. Marut is the energy of space in action which circulates energy within our body. Pranayama procedures balance the flow of pranic energy, enhances its availability and energizes the system. It creates vitality and enhanced energy in the physiology and balances both sides of the brain along with emotional responses. These breathing exercises are beneficial for health and all aspects of life. Pranayama is taught in 2 sessions, one week apart, each lasting 45-60 minutes.