Ujjayi breathing is used primarily in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga for a number of reasons. The sound that is created provides a focus for the mind which helps with single-pointed concentration and drawing the attention back to the breath during the practice. It also creates heat because it takes energy and concentration to preform the breath … Read more
The simplest and easiest to employ around eating is a slow, mindful, equal breath pattern called Sama Vritti as it balances the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system preparing the systems for digestion. It has many profound effects physiologically and will enhance your experience, health and enjoyment.
A student reported that they started to feel nauseous and dizzy after practicing pranayama. They were advised by a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor to not practice for a month as their breathing was bad, and then seek a good teacher to help them with their breathing. They asked for an opinion on this diagnosis. … Read more