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Ujjayi pranayama Yoga

Ujjayi Pranayama

 Ujjayi Pranayama is a part of the Ashtanga & Vinyasa yoga practices used by the ancient yogis of India. 

This pranayama word taken from Sanskrit word “Ujjayi,” which means to be victorious or to conquer. The pranayama is also sometimes referred be to as ocean Breath Or Hissing breath. This particular pranayama aims to keep the mind cool & the body warm. The practice of Ujjayi pranayama involves deep inhalation from both nostrils with a half closed glottis.
Ujjayi pranayama Yoga

Benefits of Ujjayi Pranayama

  • Ujjayi pranayama helps the practitioner to practice superior level of Concentration & focus in our daily life. It diminishes distraction & helps the practitioner to become more self-aware of his surroundings so that he does not commit any grave mistakes.
  • Practicing this pranayama on a daily basis helps to increase the blood circulation throughout the body & stimulates the overall body metabolism.
  • By practicing this pranayama regularly, you can bring about bring positive changes to your physical, mental, emotional & spiritual wellbeing.
  • Ujjayi Pranayama helps the body to get rid of the toxins that have accumulated over a period of Time
  • Practicing Ujjayi PRAnayama helps to release tension. Additionally it also helps to diminish headaches & provide relief from the sinus 

How to Perform Ujjayi Pranayama?

  • Be seated in a comfortable position. Relax & be comfortable.
  • Gently close your eyes & relax your mouth and jawline
  • Practice deep sessions on inhalations & exhalations. Feel the air passing through your wind pipe as you practise process.
  • During exhalation dry to softly utter the sound “ahhh” from your mouth.
  • Once you become comfortable with the Exhalations, maintain a contraction at back of your throat on inhalation
  • Once you get comfortable with this practice, use only the nose for breathing and keeping your mouth shut & maintaining a contract.
  • Concentrate on the sound of your breath, which should be audible . The inhalations should be able to fill your lungs to the fullest.
  • You can start this pranayama for 5 minutes in the beginning & increase the time period up to 15 minutes once you become familiar with the set up.

Precautions:

  • If you are a patient of hypertension REFRAIN from practicing this pranayama
  • If you feel a little warmth in the back of ur throat, do not worry. It'S normal.
  • If you feel dizzy, discontinue the process & start breathing normally.
  • Make sure under any circumstances the proportion of the breathing is not Forced