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The Vigyan Bhairava Tantra (VBT) is one of the most important spiritual texts of the world. It is a text that shows you how to expand your mind or awareness and liberate the energy from the clutches of matter. In VBT the emphasis is on practical methods to focus the mind and awareness. The Vigyan Bhairava Tantra (VBT) contains 112 Meditation Techniques called ‘DHARANA’ for self realization. Dharana is an essential stage in order to avoid uncharted flights of awareness. It gives training and a direction to the mind and awareness. Dharana we called ‘concentration’ and the concentration means one pointedness. Just as we need a sharp pencil to write with or a sharp knife to cut with, the mind also must be sharpened through the practice of concentration. In the yogic tradition, dharana belongs to the internal stage of raja yoga which is the path of mental discipline. Practice of Dharana refines the perception enables us to tune with your real state of being. Dharana is the way prescribed to refine the antahkarana. Prana means a subtle life force, which provides energy to different organs (including mind) and also controls many vital life process (e.g. circulation, respiration etc.). I have selected four shlokas of VBT which gives us the techniques (Dharana) for awareness to your breath called Prana dharana, through which we can find out the true self or consciousness. It helps us to reach the inner joy and enlightment. Awareness of the pranic flows is the medium for these preliminary dharanas. In fact neither the body nor the mind can function without prana. Therefore by become conscious of our prana we can effectively control the body and mind. One has just to become aware of certain points in the breathing. These points are the basis of these techniques.

The book is a complete one of its kind books on Pranayama, an important, yet little known part of Yoga. Breathing exercises are called Pranayamas, which means to control the Prana. Its techniques have been practiced for centuries by ardent students of Yoga in remote ashrams. Pranayama is a very important means for preventing and curing many ailments. By far the most important thing about good breathing is the Prana, or subtle energy of the vital breath. Control of the Prana leads to control of the mind. The aim of this book is to bring the traditional knowledge of this great art to the common man. It is hoped that by reading this book the reader will be well equipped to keep diseases at bay by using the age-old techniques of Pranayama. Pranayama, the control of the breath, essentially entails the modification of our normal process of breathing. This book is an exhaustive look into the art of breathing. It is complete, detailed and technical. Yogic Pranayama is one of the most exhaustive, yet understandable book on breath, the physiology of breath, and the effects of proper breathing on the human organism written. The drawings and diagrams in the book are precise, simple and easy to understand.