The breathing exercise in yoga is called ‘Pranayama’. Ujjayi Pranayama is a type of Pranayama. Ujjayi is a Sanskrit word which means to conquer or conquer. Ujjayi Pranayama helps in maintaining peace of mind and warmth in the body. The breath present in the lungs can be felt while doing Ujjayi Pranayama.
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What is Ujjayi Pranayama?
Ujjayi Pranayama is one such pranayama that can keep you young for a long time. This is just one benefit, there are countless health benefits of this pranayama. In this, breathing is done slowly through both the nostrils and when the breath is exhaled, the right nostril is closed and the breath is exhaled slowly through the left nostril. When both the nostrils are inhaled, the sound of Om is produced by the vibrations of the thyroid part of the throat. This sound is characteristic of Ujjayi Pranayama.
Ujjayi Pranayama in Hatha Pradipika –
According to Hathapradipika, air should be slowly inhaled through both the nostrils with the mouth closed. While inhaling the sound should be produced in such a way that the breath is felt from the throat to the chest. After doing Kumbhaka, air slowly comes out from the left nostril. It cures throat diseases caused by mucus and aggravates gastritis.
Ujjayi Pranayama Method-
How to do Ujjayi Pranayama is explained here in a very simple way. You can easily do this pranayama on your own by adopting the method given below.
First of all sit in Padmasana or Siddhasana.
keep your mouth shut.
Now inhale slowly through both the nostrils with a rhythm, till the breath is completely filled in the lungs.
While breathing through both the nostrils try to produce the sound of ‘O’ by vibrating the thyroid part of the neck. This sound should be light and uniform.
Try to expand your chest as you inhale and hold the breath in for as long as you can hold it.
Now close the right nostril with the right thumb and exhale slowly through the left nostril.
Instead of exhaling through the left nostril, you can also exhale slowly through both the nostrils.
It was one cycle, now you do 10 cycles like this.
Benefits of Ujjayi Pranayama
Increases the ability to concentrate.
This makes the body healthy and strong.
Increases internal energy and makes positive energy flow.
Regular use of this pranayama works to open clogged arteries and control cholesterol.
With its practice, the problem of sinus and migraine can be overcome, as well as reduces the chances of problems like heart diseases and heart attack.
Along with making the tone melodious, this pranayama also keeps away from diseases like thyroid.
It works to reduce the chances of getting diseases like cough, dyspepsia, liver problems, dysentery, fever.
Who should not do Ujjayi Pranayama?
Ujjayi Pranayama should not be done by people whose thyroid level is higher than normal. It is necessary that such people seek the help of experts. On the other hand, if this pranayama is to be done, then it should be done following the expert’s guideline. The most important thing is that even patients with low blood pressure (low blood pressure) should not do Ujjayi Pranayama. At the same time, patients of high blood pressure and heart disease should not do Kumbh. For this the help of experts should be taken. Do not do Ujjayi Pranayama on his request. Because understanding your physical appearance and your physical ability, health experts will give you the right advice.