Nature is full of Prana, the vital life-force. Nature heals us, takes away the stress, and rebuilds our energy. This happens automatically, without our knowing, or doing anything about it.
Out in the park, the forest, the mountains, the beach, or your own backyard garden.
Try to spend at least a few minutes each day. There's no overdose. "Nature-drunk" is the real yogic state.
Learn how Barefoot Yoga builds more energy by reducing stress.
Pranayama, or Yogic Breath Work
Pranayama means 'energy cultivation' or 'energy control'.
It is one of the best known methods for increasing Prana, your vital energy.
There are many Pranayama techniques, ranging from beginner to advanced. Most of these involve breathing, or controlling the process of breathing.
According to yoga, the quality of the breath reflects the amount of vital energy present in the body.
Through conscious practice of Pranayama, one gains control of their energy and is able to retain more energy for any specific use.
Common Pranayama Practices:
1. Deerga Swasam, or Three-Part Breath;
The best times for practice are in the morning upon waking up, after a yoga class, or in the evening instead of dinner.
Start with a 10-minute practice. Allow your body to adjust gradually to the inflow of new energy.
For details and instructions, please visit
Warning: Please do not practice these techniques without the supervision of a qualified therapist.
Bhavana, or Visualization
Here is another powerful method to build more energy.
Visualizations are a form of focused thought with a specific intent, such as healing.
They are most effective when practiced in a meditative state of mind with the body fully relaxed.
Visualizations have a wide variety of uses.
Bandha, or Energy Locks
Bandhas are advanced yoga exercises to control and retain energy in the body.
Ideally, Bandhas are performed together with breath AND visualization techniques. Therefore, Bandhas should be practiced ONLY WHEN the proper breathing and visualization methods have been fully mastered.
While practicing Bandhas, the breath and the visuals should be automatically and effortlessly combined.
Bandhas should be learned from a yoga master in person.
Contact Surya if you would like some guidance on how and where to locate the yoga guide for you: