Closing the mouth, one should slowly draw in air through both the nostrils,
producing a sound in such a way that its touch is felt from the throat to
the chest. After performing Kumbhaka as before, air is exhaled through the
left nostril. This removes the throat diseases caused by phlegm and increases
the gastric fire.
The above verse refering 'Uiiayi Pranayama'
is from old Hatha Yoga text, wherein the technique of Pranayama with Kumbhaka
has been described. For the convenience of the beginner the technique of
easy Ujjayi Pranayama without Kumbhaka is being described.
- Sit erect
in any comfortable posture. Keep spine erect.
- Inhale, slowly drawing
air by both the nostrils in such a way that while inhaling the touch of air is
experienced in the throat and some sound is produced.
- During inhalation
do not allow abdomen to bulge out, let the chest expand.
- After completing
inhalation slowly exhale. During exhalation chest should go inside and abdomen
should remain steady.
doing Ujjiayi air should touch the throat.
- Do not let abdomen to bulge
- After practising it for few days, knowing your limitations,
keep the ratio between inhalation and exhalation 1 : 2.
- In easy Ujjiayi
Pranayama, inhalation and exhalation can be practised by both the nostrils.