Sunday, 25 September 2011

Ujjayi Breathing

The word "Ujjayi" means 'victorious' in Sanskrit.


  1. Sit comfortable in Padmasana.
  2. Take a long and deep breath through both the nostrils.
  3. Close your glottis slightly.
  4. The inhalation should produce a sonorous sound.
  5. Hold the breath, applying Jalandhara Bandha and Moola Bandha.
  6. Exhale slowly through both nostrils, opening the glottis simultaneously.
  7. This should again produce a frictional sound.
  8. Complete exhalation and now apply Uddiyana Bandha.
  9. You can practice this pranayama three times spread throughout the day.
  10. Later you can increase to 27 times each day, with 9 in the morning, nine at noon and nine in the evening.


  • The nervous and the digestive systems benefits from this Pranayama.
  • This pranayama helps relax and calm your mind.
  • Ujjayi breathing alleviates high blood pressure.
  • You can develop a sweet voice with regular practice.
  • It can give you relief from cold, cough and tonsillitis.
  • This Pranayama can cure phlegm.


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