Question: Is pranayama necessary?Sri Chinmoy: Some teachers say that before entering into the practice of meditation one must go through asanas and then through pranayama, but I say that this is not necessary. It is through aspiration, through invoking the presence of God inside our heart, that we can reach and unveil our divinity.
Sri Chinmoy, Problems! Problems! Are they really problems? part 1, Agni Press, 1974