Ujjayi pranayama is a way of breathing rather than it is a rhythm. A way of breathing inspired by the King Cobra snake.
Get some familiarity with the breathing sequence before you attempt the King Cobra hiss.
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We recommend you to go through before messing around with the King Cobra
Introduction and first practice, 38 Minutes.
First round is Inhale -2-3 / Exhale-2-3-4
We do 1 round of 24 times basic breathing (in-2-3—out-2-3-4)
That is between 7 and 9 times a minute, natural breath.
Benefits of Ujjayi Pranayama breathing:
Ujjayi pranayama has been proved to be effective in improving sustained and selective attention, and reducing the state-trait anxiety of university students. as per Mr. Parajuli Niranjan, from Centre for Integrative Medicine and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
“Ujjayi Pranayam, a part of Sanatan Kriya, can prevent one from heart diseases as well as from infections caused by virus and bacteria”, says cardiologist Dr Prasan Prabhakar
“This breath is especially important during the transition into and out of asanas (postures), as it helps practitioners to stay present, self-aware and grounded in the practice, which lends it a meditative quality.” Wikipedia
Once you’re ready with pranayama, try to sit still for a while. Like a statue. Allow your breath to calm down to a minimum of respiratory action, It’s like hibernating animals.
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