Breath is connected to the Sanskrit term Prana. PranaYama means Breath work. Prana and Qi have similar essences and meaning while having different cultural roots. Prana work can be performed with or without movements depending on your goal and physical condition.
Prana work can be exercise while sitting on a chair or on the ground either with crossed legs or in the Japanese way sitting on a small cushion.
Prana work has many health benefits and scientific and clinical research is performed to assess different modalities as there are many Prana practices. The main health benefits are stress release, increase immune system power, increase flexibility and lower risks of injuries, lower blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular risk.