Pranayamam is an integral part of yoga defined as a science of cleansing, balancing and gaining control over the life force (prana). With the amalgamation of traditional and modern concept, Pranayama is considered as one of the best remedies to cure stress and anxiety disorder.
One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with pranayama and achieve healthy body and mind.
Patanjali in his text of Yoga Sutra mentioned pranayama as means of attaining higher states of awareness and holding of breath is an important practice of reaching Samadhi. Pranayama, not only tones the lungs, regulates the heart rate, rejuvenates the glands and improves the health of the nervous system by increasing oxygenation, but also regulates the bio energy flow of body and harmonizes the alleviated humors to restore good health.