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Benefits of Ujaya Breathing on Respiration

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,