Definition of prana in English:

prana

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Pronunciation: /ˈprɑːnə
 
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noun

[mass noun] Hinduism
  • Breath, considered as a life-giving force: prana is seen as a universal energy which flows in currents in and around the body
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    • The second group intends to attain knowledge more gradually by the worship of prana, the life breath.
    • Thus, the fixation of awareness to the body is replaced with awareness linked with subtler aspects of prana and spiritual dimensions.
    • In its more advanced forms pranayama is actual control of prana; for beginners it is literally controlling the breath.

Origin

Sanskrit.

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