Ujjayi is one such pranayama, which is very beneficial for respiratory patients. Nowadays the level of pollution has increased significantly in big cities as well as small towns and cities. Due to pollution, people are falling prey to respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis, lung infection, lung cancer, etc. Pollution is not only dangerous for your lungs, but also for your heart. It is possible to prevent these diseases by regular practice of Ujjayi Pranayama.
Ujjayi means ‘conqueror’, which means in this pranayama you conquer your breath. Breath is the basis of our life because it is only through it that oxygen reaches our body and carbon dioxide comes out. Let us tell you how much benefit you get from the practice of Ujjayi Pranayama and how this pranayama is done.
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Beneficial for asthma and heart patients
Ujjayi Pranayama is beneficial for asthma and heart patients. During this pranayama, when you breathe in and out in one motion, your lungs get good exercise. The oxygen drawn in by the breath makes the pumping work of the heart easier, due to which oxygen-rich blood is supplied to all the organs. Apart from this, during the process of exhalation, the toxins present in your lungs come out, due to which the lungs remain healthy. Asthma patients should practice this pranayama daily.
Beneficial for high blood pressure patients
Ujjayi Pranayama is also very beneficial for high blood pressure patients. During this pranayama, the inside of the body vibrates, due to which the plaque deposited in the arteries gradually starts reducing and the blood i.e. blood gets enough space in the arteries to flow.
Body parts remain healthy for a long time
The reason for this is that during this pranayama you have to take deep breaths. During this pranayama, more pure oxygen enters your body than normal. This oxygen reaches all the parts of the body, nourishes and gives life to the organs. Due to this all the parts of your body remain healthy for long life.
When to practice Ujjayi Pranayama
The right time to do Ujjayi Pranayama is in the morning when your stomach is empty. The air is cooler in the morning and the oxygen level in the atmosphere is high. You can do this pranayama on the roof of your house, in the park, anywhere in the room. Just keep in mind that do not do this in a place where there is a factory or a busy road because the level of air pollution around the factory or road is very high.
How to Practice Ujjayi Pranayama
- First of all, sit comfortably on a mat or sheet and keep your waist straight.
- Take a deep breath in the lungs and feel the process of breathing in.
- Hold the breath in the lungs for some time.
- Now close the right nostril with one hand and exhale slowly through the left nostril.
- Keep your mouth closed as you breathe in and out and make a slight wheezing sound from your throat, which makes your upper body feel trembling.
- Note that the amount of time you spend in inhaling the breath is twice as long as in exhaling.
- In the beginning, you should practice this pranayama for 2-3 minutes. Once you practice, the more you do it, the more beneficial it will be for you.