“The whole purpose of true exercise is to awaken the inner source of energy which we have ignored throughout our lives.”
Energization exercises are the unique contribution of Yogananda to the science of yoga. They are a system of exercises that teach us to use the power of the will to control the conscious life force or prana that flows through us.
By consciously directing the life force to certain parts of the body, we are able to send energy and awaken our body cells, revitalizing body, mind, and soul.
Energization exercises include a series of muscle tensing and relaxing exercises that incorporate a revivifying “double breathe” to oxygenate and detoxify the blood.