“Ujjayi is helpful for all ailments that originate from nervousness or chronic stress” – A systematic course in the ancient tantric techniques of Yoga and Kriya by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

In our series of Ujjayi Pranayama, we are entering the realm of Ujjayi Pranayama from simply Ujjayi Breathing with Ujjayi Level-3 practice.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the classical yoga text by sage Svatmaram explains Ujjayi in four ways where Level -I & Level – II are performed without kumbhak (breath retention) whereas the next two levels – Level III & Level IV are performed with kumbhak and transforms it from a simple breathing exercise to the pranayama practice of Ujjayi.

Check out the embedded video to work on the ‘Pause’ between your inhalation & exhalation with Ujjayi. For detailed write up on Ujjayi Pranayam.

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Shammi Gupta, founder of Shammi’s Yogalaya holds an MA in Yoga Shastra, is a certified Yogic Therapist and Naturopath, has completed an Advanced Yoga Course and holds a Diploma in Yoga Education from Mumbai University. She is a certified trainer from American College of Sports Medicine and holds an MBA in HR & MBA in Finance from The University of Akron, Ohio, USA. She conducts Health Awareness Workshops for Corporate, Yogasana Workshops for Athletes and Yoga Therapy Workshops on different medical issues for patients. Among the celebrities Shammi trains are eminent personalities from the film and television industry and corporate world.

 

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