The Sanskrit term 'pranayama translates into' regulation of life force energy' (prana), explains Dr. Apar Avinash Saoji (Ph.D. Yoga and Psychophysiology). Pranayama is a breath-control technique. In Sanskrit, prana means life, and Ayama means way. Pranayama can help you regulate your system, change your mood, and ensure longevity. These pranayamas are an easy but very effective tool for comfort.