In the second class of her four-part pranayama series, Rachel builds upon what you learned in Prana 1: Simple Counted Breath, by adding in a brief retention after the inhale. Remember: pranayama should never create anxiety. If you feel short of breath or anxious, then leave the counted practice and return to an easeful, natural breath. You may want to have a chair, pillow, or bolster to sit on for this practice. The previous class in this series is Prana 1: Simple Counted Breath. The next class in this series is Prana 3: Counted Breath and Full Retention.