Most of us have been mispronouncing these two words: breathe and breath. Breathe is a verb we use for the process of inhaling and exhaling. Breath is a noun that refers to a full cycle of breathing. It can also refer to the air that is inhaled or exhaled. Inhale.
Ujaya breathing, or “whisper breath” is a fundamental part of asana practice. This type of breathing is achieved by partially closing the epiglottis upon both inhalation and exhalation, resulting in a whisper or snoring sound. Ujaya breathing accomplishes several things: Slows the breath, evens the length of inhalation and exhalation,