The Sanskrit word ‘prāna’ (प्राण) means the ‘life force’. It means ‘the breath of life, spirit and vitality’. Prāna is the energy that enlivens us, makes us think, feel, wonder and create. Spirit and Life and Breath are all intimately connected, and in turn they connect everything and everyone.
For decades meditation and similar practices have entered the mainstream and lots of research has now been done into the benefits of meditation. Let’s summarise the main benefits as identified by neurologists, psychologists and by regular meditators.