What is Prana?


Hi ,what is the basic difference between life force and energy level and Prana with their specific significance ?


—Rajesh kumar rai, India


Hello Rajesh,

Life force and Prana are the same thing. These are a reference to the subtler energy flow of the astral body. Yoga teaches that we have three bodies. These are the physical, which we are most familiar with, the astral body and the causal body. The flow of prana, which is life force, has everything to do with our energy level and how we experience energy through our physical body. Very simply put, if the life force is weak, our energy level is low. Yogic techniques, ie asanas, pranayamas, and meditation practice all promote the vitality of the life force and affect it directly. The result is that we feel more energy. Try these and see for yourself.

Joy to you, Nayaswami Maria