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.