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Ujjayi (level-2) – The single most effective practice for High BP

The one Pranayama that contradicts the popular belief that ‘the benefits of yoga can only be experienced in the long term’, is Ujjayi Breathing. According to Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Ujjayi breathing is one such practice that show an immediate result in controlling the escalating level of Blood Pressure. I have personally witnessed this during many …

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Ujjayi – Graduating from Breathing to Pranayama

The flow of respiration can be equated with the rhythm of a pendulum. A pendulum does pause, though for just a fraction of a second, before reversing and so does our breath during its transition from inhalation to exhalation and vice versa. This ‘PAUSE’ can be termed ‘KUMBHAK’. Kumbhak or Breath Retention, in Yoga, is …

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Ujjayi…. Why it is most recommended to counter High BP?

According to a study conducted in the Department of Physiology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PSGIMS R), Coimbatore, India, Ujjayi Pranayama and Shavasana significantly decreased the heart rate (HR), the systolic blood pressure (SP) and diastolic blood pressure (DP) with a p value of < 0.0001 just after 6 weeks of yoga practice. …

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