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sutra 2.50: ways to breathe

Sutra 2.50: bahya abhyantara stambha vrittih desha kala sankhyabhih paridrishtah dirgha sukshmah Pranayama involves the regulation of the exhalation, the inhalation, and the suspension of the breath. The regulation of these three processes is achieved by modulating their length and maintaining this modulation for a period of time, as well as directing the mind into…

sutra 2.49: breathe easy

Sutra 2.49: tasmin sati shvasa prashvsayoh gati vichchhedah pranayamah Pranayama is the conscious, deliberate regulation of the breath replacing unconscious patterns of breathing. It is possible only after a reasonable mastery of asana practice. Translation and interpretation by TKV Desikachar I’ve been sitting on this sutra for a few extra days because it strikes me…