Some Good Advice

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

It is through pranayama that you can control your circumstances and character, and consciously harmonize your individual life with the cosmic life.

Start the practice of pranayama –

this very second in right earnest.

Control the breath and calm the mind.

Steady the breath and enter samadhi.

Restrain the breath and lengthen the life.

Subdue the breath and become a yogi –

a dynamo of power, peace, bliss and happiness.

Whenever you feel uneasy, depressed or dejected, practise pranayama. You will be at once filled with new vigour, energy and strength. The pranayama will elevate you and fill you with joy.