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Ujjayi Pranayama

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Yoga Sound Meditation with Breathing

For more instructions and tips, read the the basic principles of Yoga Sound Meditation.


The breathing technique Ujjayi Pranayama is extremely beneficial to both body and mind. Overall, it tones the lungs and encourages the free and healthy flow of prana (subtle energy or chi) throughout your body. Its nerve-soothing, calming effect helps regulate blood pressure and is good for those with heart problems. It brings oxygen to all parts of the lungs, relieving congestion. If you suffer from insomnia, you'll find it invaluable for relaxing before sleep. Because it is also so effective for focusing and calming the mind, yogis often practice Ujjayi Pranayama in conjunction with meditation. Let me show you how.