Friday, May 22, 2015

Spiritual Terms Defined: Pranayama

During the evening chanting, a man sits leaning against a stone pillar near the Mother’s shrine and practices pranayama, the breathing exercises believed to aid in the development of concentration and the purification of energy.  

These exercises often require closing one or the other of the nostrils.  Thus, every time I see one of these yogis, one hand splayed across their face, I always hear the same helpless nervous voice.  My nose fell off!  It just fell right off.  SO embarrassing!  But it’s no problem.  I got special glue and glued it back on.  It’s going to be fine!  Now I just have to sit like this for the next hour, holding my nose on. . . 

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