INTRINSIC EQUILIBRIUM AND THE ‘UJJAYI’ BREATH OF YOGA

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INTRINSIC EQUILIBRIUM AND THE ‘UJJAYI’ BREATH OF YOGA

INTRINSIC EQUILIBRIUM AND THE ‘UJJAYI’ BREATH OF YOGA

Did you know that the yogic breathing technique known as ‘Ujjayi’ or Victorious Breath supports our movements during yoga practice by empowering our Intrinsic Equilibrium? When practicing Ujjayi, we are basically streamlining the flow of air through the glottis (the space between the vocal chords). This enables our body to move as one unit by connecting us with our core/respiratory muscles.

Intrinsic Equilibrium means the body naturally seeks balance utilizing elastic forces, pressure zones and dynamics built into the system. When a body is free of obstructions it is able to take advantage of these structural norms and achieves maximum result with minimum of effort. ~ Leslie Karminoff

This is why we emphasize that the breath is the movement and the movement is the breath. Ujjayi breath is truly the foundation of a healthy physical Yoga practice. Additionally, it gives the mind a resting spot for a meditative experience.

Happy Breathing;

Kimberly

Kimberly
Kimberly has enjoyed a consistent Yoga practice for 30 years and has been teaching Vinyasa style classes for 11. She began her journey with Sivananda teacher Sunil Komar while living overseas. Kimberly returned home to Utah in 2004 and certified with D’ana Baptiste of Centered City Yoga and Yoga Alliance at a 500 hour level. In addition to Yoga, Kimberly certified as a Reiki Master under the guidance of Dr. Carol Wilson, author of Healing Power Beyond Medicine. She studied Transcendental Meditation with Marc Stephens, Director of the Utah TM Center and considers meditation an essential tool for staying centered. Drawing from these great traditions, Kimberly currently practices and teaches a Vinyasa style class aptly named Energy Flow. This type of yoga practice is energizing and body friendly. It helps practitioners connect with their inner strength while supporting their physical and emotional well-being.

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