Maintain your relationships by Ujjayi breathing

Now back to the main part. So how do you maintain your relationship?
You want to get the your the other half to listen and at the same time hear you out instead of putting you down all the time.
This is the practice known as “Ujjayi” breathing or pranayama technique.
Ujjayi Pranayama – With Bandhas (With Breath retention)
Sanskrit: Ud-jayi Ud=Upward or Superior; Jaya=Conquest/Victory. Also implies restraint or curbing

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika Says about Ujjayi:
Closing the mouth, inhale with control and concentration through the ida and pingala. so that the breath is felt from the throat to the heart and produces a sonorous sound.
This pranayama, called Ujjayi, can be done while moving, standing, sitting or walking. It removes dropsy and disorders of the nadis and dhatu.

Indications:Insomnia, Fluid retention in the body, High blood pressure, Nervousness, Phlegm in lungs
Contra-Indications:People who are excessively introverted should not practise this in excess. Those having heart disease or blood pressure should not practise with Bandhas.
For practise with Bandhas you should avoid alcohol, intoxicants and meat
Benefits of Ujjayi:

  1. Ujjayi is one of the pranayamas that all beginners should practise. It aids in quieting the tumultous, chaotic and outward going mind and helps it to increase its awareness of the internals. It is will also improve you practise of asanas greatly by increasing awareness of the changes happening within.
  2. Ujjayi is a tranquilizing pranayama and is profoundly relaxing at the psychic level and is very effective in soothing the nervous system or decreasing hyperactivity. The effects are obvious within a couple of days of practise.
  3. It is a good cure for insomnia if practised in a lying down posture Shavasana before going to bed. It also has a heating effect on the body and eliminates excess accumulated fluids in the body.
  4. Ujjayi promotes internalization of the senses (making the senses look inward) and is beneficial for the practise of meditation, and for the practise of pratyahara (which is one of the more advanced practises in ashtanga yoga).
  5. Finally, Ujjayi pranayama promotes a healthy relationship with spouses and partners alike. It can be the cure for a lot of relationship ills that has been marring couples through all ages.

Look out for more details in the next blog.

Relationship Tips from a Yoga Master #2

The Striver – There is more to life than relationships and success. Start asking questions!!
Now, let us move on to Part 2 of the process.  In this Part, i call such a person who does not want to be a slave but still achieve success, The Striver.
The Striver who embarks on self growth works on self-acceptance, effective and efficient functioning in daily activities and human relationships but not on emotional wants and needs.
The Striver, being spiritual, looks at this in a different light.  The close ones, family, friends, success are viewed at from a different perspective by creating and having a perception that “there is something more to life” than this.
The GOAL, is freedom from self created limitations, through which all human innate potential is realised, THE SELF, THE STRIVER.
What is this life worth living for? What is the purpose? Is there a pattern for success and successful relationships? With this beginning (questions), the Striver, invesigates the ideas, concepts and patterns, and all other things that we have accepted blindly.
What is ego, consciousness and mind? What is past, present and future? What are their characteristics?

Relationship Tips from a Yoga Master #1

In recent times we have been hearing of people or couples (celebrities or common man) falling to prey to failed relationships. The latest in this saga is Tiger Woods who was hammered by his wife with a golf iron and later being admitted to the hospital. You may even encounter someone within your family who has undergone or is undergoing a failed relationship.
Most relationships which fail will go through a legal process called divorce or separation. This causes hardship for both couples as well as their children (if any) or their close relations (like parents).
In an effort to stamp this growing trend of failed relationships without becoming a slave to it, we have designed a program to help couples harness their potential within and live peacefully.
In this 10 day program, we design steps to help you get out of the rut and back to action. Please look out for this blog in the upcoming days to seek help.
Good day see you again tmr.