Pranayama is the practice of noticing, controlling, and using the breath to help guide prana through the body. Breathing techniques help balance the chakras and can be used in various everyday situations to calm you down, energize you, and cheer you up. Pranayama is an ancient practice with many benefits for modern life. And perhaps the best part is, it's free and always available. You don't have to buy any props, and you can do it wherever you are.