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Ujjayi Pranayama


Pranayama is the 4th limb of Yoga. Breath is the link which connects the mind with the body. Ujjayi pranayama is a technique which calms the mind and warms the body. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Ujjayi’, which means ‘to conquer’ or ‘to be victorious’. Hence, it is also called as ‘Victorious Breath’. Ujjayi Pranayama produces a particular…

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Nadi Shuddhi Pranayama


According to ancient Yoga literature, ‘Nadi’ refers to a channel through which the life force or energy flows within a body. A literal translation of the term Nadi Suddhi means, ‘the purification of the invisible energy channels.’ Nadi Suddhi Pranayama is also referred to as Alternate Nostril Breathing. There are three main nadis or energy channels in the subtle body.…

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