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pranayama

Ayurvedic medicine
Breathing exercises in which an individual breathes through alternate nostrils by closing off one nostril, then the other, by pressing a finger against it; pranayama is believed to enhance the prana, the universal life force.
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Pranayama

Yoga method of breathing.
Mentioned in: Hatha Yoga
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