Ujjayi Pranayam is so named because it aids in our control of Pran. It is impossible to overstate the significance of this Pranayama because it directly affects the olfactory canal, a crucial component of the brain.
When performing this Pranayama, the glottis is partially closed, which causes an odd and sweet sound, which stimulates this canal.
Ujjayi Pranayama Steps
Maintain a straight neck and spine when sitting in Padmasan.
Gently close eyes In the Gyan mudra position, place both hands on the knee.
Touch the palate with the tongue to turn it inward.
Exhaling, slightly tighten the pelvic region and press the neck.
Now begin breathing in through your nose as though you were making a pleasant snoring noise with your throat.
Exhale gently, steadily, and evenly while maintaining the same steady frictional melody in your throat.
In order to breathe properly, keep in mind that the throat should rise above the heart and vice versa.
Neither the rips nor the pelvic area should experience any effects from performing this pranayama.
Ujjayi Pranayama Explained by Michael Bijker
Start out by repeating it 15–20 times. Afterward, progressively increase the frequency of these breaths.
While performing this Pranayama, practise Moolband. Try to conduct Internal Kumbhak as you continue to grow in this practise, focusing on the Vishudhi Chakra.
Make three rounds to start, then progressively increase the number.
Things to Remember
- Snoring shouldn’t be jarring; it should be pleasant and musical.
- Pay attention to the part of the neck where the air contacts initially.
- The range of the breath during inhalation and expiration should be between the throat and the heart, and vice versa.
- The pelvic muscles should be under control while performing this Pranayama, and the tongue should not be pulled away from the palate.
- Musicians who want a melodic, resonant voice must routinely practise this Pranayama.
This Pranayama is important for boosting heart health.
Ujjayi Pranayama Benefits
- It gives our voice a pleasing tone.
- It strengthens the heart by massaging it.
- The lungs’ ability to absorb oxygen increases one hundred percent.
- This pranayama can be used to treat a variety of illnesses, including tonsillitis, cough, seminal problems, dropsy of the Nadis bile, stomachaches, diarrhoea, indigestion, epilepsy, asthma, pulmonary consumption, terrible colds, and diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.
- It cools down the brain’s heat.
- An emotional equilibrium is created.
- Long-term meditation practise of this Pranayam will improve the ability.
- It gives our face and body shine.