Ujjayi pranayama Yoga
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.
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 practice process.
●During exhalation dry to softly utter the sound “ahhh” from your mouth.
●Once you become comfortable with the Exhalations, maintain a contraction at the 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.