Pranayama breathing is a series of various deep breathing exercise techniques prescribed and practiced widely amongst practitioners and students of yoga and Ayurveda. The benefits of pranayama breathing extend throughout the entire body via the srotamsi, or channels. The srotamsi are the vehicles for ingesting and digesting all food, water, and objects of the senses. It is through the srotamsi that all matter is metabolized into pure consciousness and remove the metabolic waste. Each srotamsi has a root, a pathway, and an opening. Of the thirteen srotamsi, several of them are either rooted in, pass through, or open into the HEART. When we practice pranayama we directly affect the HEART.