Throughout your yoga journey it's likely that you have discovered that for many, yoga is a very spiritual experience. Many yogis see yoga as much more than just a physical exercise, it's seen to promote the mind and spiritual well-being.
It's important to note that yoga doesn't require you to emphasis the spiritual aspects of your practice. Many students and yogis simply see yoga as a physical exercise that promotes physical health, there is no shame in this position. However, it's highly possible that most yogis are benefiting spiritually from their practice even if they're unaware of it.
Many criticize the West for the commercialization of yoga, but many also point out that one's yoga practice is a very individual experience and will vary greatly from student to student. In the end, it's probably safe to say that some yoga is better than no yoga.
Along the way you may have heard words and phrases like "Prana", "Chakras", "Qi", "Chi" and "Pranayama". You may have asked yourself "What is Prana and what does it have to do with my yoga practice?", or more importantly "Can Prana improve my practice and daily life?".
In this article, we'll look at the basics of Prana and how you can incorporate it into your yoga practice.