Ujjayi Pranayama is a process of controlled breathing. It is one of the ancient, and hence, proven means to acquire a healthy body and an evergreen mind.
Ujjayi Pranayama is a pre-historic Indian process to have total control of one’s mind, heart, soul, and mind.
We can become absolute masters of these three vital aspects with this Pranayama.
Ujjayi Pranayama is also known as, Victorious Breath, or, Hissing Breath.
Why Should We Do Ujjayi Pranayama?
Ujjayi Pranayama works in several ways. First, it helps the practitioner to utilize his/her latent energy resources – located in the mind and in the body.
Ujjayi Pranayama does this via the processes of meditation (tapasya in Sanskrit) and controlled breathing (pranayama in Sanskrit).
What Is So Strange About Ujjayi Pranayama?
Nothing is at all strange about Ujjayi Pranayama. In fact, whatever has been claimed with respect to this Pranayama is quite logical.
Since breathing is the most important part of our life, we can have lots of benefits if we can control breathing.
It is worth mentioning that 99.9 percent of people across the globe breathe unconsciously.
They do this vital act without realizing that it can create wonders if breathing is controlled.
How Does Controlled Breathing Help Us?
Once breathing is controlled using the ujjayi pranayama techniques, the yogi or the practitioner can have the power to manage the other important mechanisms that make the body tick.
This is because breathing is at the base of all functions of the body. Without breathing, we cannot get the oxygen needed to carry on these functions. Without breathing, we cannot exhale the toxic gases that the body produces while doing these multifarious jobs.
This work includes moving the organs, producing the enzymes from certain glands as well as the acids for breaking up the food, bringing out or extracting the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from the consumed meal, taking the nutrients to the different parts of the body including the cells and finally pushing out the waste or toxic materials as urine, sweat or stool produced within the body when these jobs are being carried out.
Mentionably, the body can carry out its innumerable jobs only when it gets the input (read food). The foodstuffs that we consume are broken up into their constituent nutrients.
The human body does the different work through metabolism (the breaking up of nutrients from the consumed food) right from the time we put the foods in our mouths.
The teeth, tongue, and saliva combine to transform the food into a pulp so that it can proceed through the food pipe (esophagus) into the tummy.