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10 min

Pranayama Hit: Ujjayi and Viloma

Hatha | By Amy Ippoliti on May 10 2012
A ten minute pranayama (breathing) practice perfect before meditation or anytime you need to connect with your breath, plus a description of the bandhas, and a walk through of Ujjayi and Viloma pranayama breathing exercises. Grab a blanket or cushion if you need it to sit on.

Description

A ten minute pranayama (breathing) practice perfect before meditation or anytime you need to connect with your breath, plus a description of the bandhas, and a walk through of Ujjayi and Viloma pranayama breathing exercises. Grab a blanket or cushion if you need it to sit on.

Comments

  • wendy messel     Jan 2nd, 2013
    The instructions are amazing! I practice a lot at home, and I often tend to forget the breathing practices. I was so happy when I discovered your 10 minutes tutorials, and now I do them all the time. It is great to be led trough it, it makes me relax more and you are super comfortable to listen to :)
    • Amy Ippoliti     Jan 2nd, 2013
      Thank you, Wendy! Very sweet. How wonderful that you've reconnected with pranayama! I just finished my practice and feel so alive! Keep it up!
  • Jennifer Pittam     Dec 4th, 2012
    Really clear descriptions, thank you. When we engage the bandhas should there be tension in the surrounding muscles? This is one time when there should be, I think?
    • Amy Ippoliti     Dec 8th, 2012
      Hi Jennifer, I would probably use a different word than "tension" to describe it. I'd also say that the bandhas are focused areas of boundary, and surrounding muscles follow that focus, but are not actively fired. Hope that makes sense...
      • Jennifer Pittam     Dec 26th, 2012
        Thank you, yes it makes sense - but requires practice!
        • Amy Ippoliti     Jan 2nd, 2013
          Definitely! Take your time and remember to enjoy being breathed and breathing back. :)
  • Nick Heng     Jun 20th, 2012
    Nice description and simple technique for UJjayi and Viloma Pranayama!
    • Amy Ippoliti     Nov 18th, 2012
      Thank you, Nick!
  • Sarah Higgins     May 25th, 2012
    Lovely! Best description of viloma I've ever heard. Thank you, Amy!
    • Amy Ippoliti     Nov 18th, 2012
      Thanks, Sarah!! xox