- Yoga, Jainism. the vital principle.
- Yoga. one of five vital breaths moving in the body.
Origin of prana
First recorded in 1820–30, prana is from the Sanskrit word prāṇa breath
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for prana
Because I was alone on Prana Beach, between the sea and the swamp.
Prisoner on Prana Beach will share treasure with rescuing party.
I landed on Prana Beach because I'd heard—but it wasn't so and it doesn't matter.
But the Prana Beach one didn't show itself that first night.
I think I said that Prana is on the west coast, and that may have misled you.
- (in Oriental medicine, martial arts, etc) cosmic energy believed to come from the sun and connecting the elements of the universe
from Sanskrit, literally: life-force
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012