Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean-sounding Breath)

Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean-sounding Breath)

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Hi everybody, it’s Dustienne with Your
Pace Yoga. Today we are talking about the ujjayi breath, which is also known as the “ocean-
sounding breath” or the “Darth Vader” breath. And today I’ve got a special prop.
We’re going to use the mirror to practice ujjayi breath. So it’s kind of
like you’re fogging up a mirror. And when you do the breath for real you
keep your mouth closed so it sounds more like this: The cool thing about the ujjayi breath
is that you can layer it onto the dirga, the three-part breath, that we’ve talked
about in a previous video blog. So you can go ahead and review that, add the
ujjayi breath onto that. You can practice the ujjayi breath in yoga
postures; you can practice it walking around town; you can practice it just
lying down and relaxing. It’s a really great way to help decrease the
sympathetic nervous system or the fight-or-flight override. I hope you have
a wonderful week thanks for joining me and I’ll see you next time. Bye, bye.

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