Definition of prana in English:



mass nounHinduism
  • Breath, considered as a life-giving force.

    ‘prana is seen as a universal energy which flows in currents in and around the body’
    • ‘In its more advanced forms pranayama is actual control of prana; for beginners it is literally controlling the breath.’
    • ‘Thus, the fixation of awareness to the body is replaced with awareness linked with subtler aspects of prana and spiritual dimensions.’
    • ‘One has to realise that his real self is not the body or any of the modifications (gross, subtle or causal) nor (any of the modifications of) prana that support all activities of the body nor the organs of perception and antahkarna.’
    • ‘Moreover, all force, whether gravitational or electromagnetic, is the outcome of one cosmic energy called prana.’
    • ‘The second group intends to attain knowledge more gradually by the worship of prana, the life breath.’