skip to Main Content

Ujjayi Pranayama – Yoga Breath, Psychic Breath

Ujjayi Pranayama
Would you like to learn a technique that can change your life, that enables you to:

  1. Relax instantly, anytime and anywhere
  2. Stop thinking
  3. Calm your emotions
  4. Ground and center yourself
  5. Prevent overwhelm
  6. Become more present, aware and mindful
  7. Enter into deep states of meditation
  8. Set the foundation for psychological growth, strength and illumination
  9. Tune into your vital life force, your prana, for self-healing

Then ujjayi pranayama is the yoga technique for you. It is also the doorway into many wonderful yoga tantra meditation practices that can radically improve your life.

We are providing you with a free course on this amazing yoga pranayama.

Contents

  1. What does ujjayi mean in yoga?
  2. How is ujjayi pranayama different to other yoga breathing techniques?
  3. The breath and the mind are intimately connected
  4. Ujjayi can be practiced in two main ways
  5. Use your breath to manage stress
  6. How does ujjayi improve health and energy?
  7. What are the benefits of ujjayi pranayama?
  8. Can you use your breath to manage stress?
  9. Ujjayi improves physical and mental health
  10. Ujjayi pranayama – a powerful tool to deepen meditation
  11. Ujjayi pranayama is used to activate the chakras
  12. Ujjayi pranayama is easy and extremely useful
  13. How to perform ujjayi pranayama?
  14. How to apply ujjayi in your life
  15. Your go-to breathing technique
  16. Take ujjayi pranayama further:

Ujjayi pranayama is an important yogic breathing technique that is used in many forms of meditation. This yoga breath is one of the easiest yet most powerful breathing techniques within the yoga-tantra systems of self-development. Yoga tantra is an ancient system of using the breath, mantras and visualizations to liberate energy trapped in the body and mind so as to awaken consciousness.

The ability to control, lengthen and refine the breath using this technique is essential for many of the more advanced practices, such as grounding and alignment, prana activation, pranic healing, ajapa japa, chakra meditations, and kriya or kundalini yoga.

Read more

How to Make the Right Decision

How To Make A Decision
Imagine being able to go to a place of clarity every time you feel confused about a decision you need to make.

By day the sun’s rays light a vast land of competing options, but as night falls, the moon shines a single beam of light that guides your vision into the ocean’s depths—your psyche.

As your awareness travels down, the deep blue below and the light above, your conscious and the unconscious minds meet. This is alchemy. At that moment, a bolt of insight strikes, and your decision is crystal clear.

Now you see that while there were many options, there was only one right choice. And with clarity, vitality returns. And with vitality comes motion—you are free to move forward again.

The difference between confusion and clarity is perception.

Your physical eyes perceive the world of infinite things which gives rise to infinite, competing desires. The physical eyes belong to the thinking mind, the mind that calculates, compares and conceptualizes.

Your third eye belongs to the intuitive mind, the mind that perceives the inner world and the spirit within matter. It sparks insight that penetrates what Lao Tzu called the ten thousand things, to reveal one thing. One right choice.

The ten thousand things flourish and then each returns to the root from which it came. Returning to the root is stillness. Through stillness, each fulfills its destiny. ~ Lao Tzu

When awakened, the third eye opens the door to knowledge, creativity, and wisdom. When asleep, perception defaults to thinking with its inherent doubts and limitations.

The information age is a good example of a sleeping third eye. The information age values thinking above all other human faculties. Data gathered by logic-based systems is the primary driver of decision-making.

Read more

Mantras as the Language of the Gods

Mantras are said to be the language of the gods. What does this mean and how do mantras work?

  • Do mantra simply calm the mind or are they magical words of power that can unlock the secrets in the deep unconscious parts of you?
  • Why is it said that mantras can both liberate and protect you?
  • Why is initiation so important? Why is it said that mantras can only unlock the secrets within you if you have had an initiation from a guru or experienced teacher?

These and other questions will be answered in the upcoming Yoga Tantra Study Group Masterclass, which is focusing on the higher aspects of chakras, mantras and yantras.

Read more

Desires and the Chakras on the Yoga Tantra Path

Desire is a fundamental concern that has occupied spiritual traditions and societies for centuries. What are we to do with these raw energies that have the potential to take us to divine heights and to plunge us into the underworld of darkness?

Attempts to deal with desire range from the uninhibited revelry of Greco-Roman cults, the ‘desire is good’ approach, to the strict asceticism of old-world traditions such as Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism, the ‘desire is bad’ approach. 

These two approaches still exist today.

For example, The Law of Attraction encourages the pursuit of desires and teaches that whatever you want, believe, and focus on will manifest. On this path, be careful what you wish for. If your desires are not dharmic (aligned with your nature), they may either fail to manifest or cannot bring the satisfaction you imagined.

The ascetic approach aims for a desireless, egoless, and selfless existence. Asceticism views the body and its appetites as separate and inferior to the spirit and prescribes transcendence of the body. To succeed in the ascetic life, the seeker needs a particular temperament, the right environment, conditions, and training. Who of us can truly give up desire? Even the intention to surrender desire is a desire. When desires arise, the ascetic may feel they have failed at spiritual life. 

There is a third approach that balances the extremes. More suited to the contemporary seeker, the yoga tantra approach regards both desire and desirelessness as equally important. Yoga tantra forges a conscious connection between dharma, desire, and transcendence. This enables seekers to fulfill their desires in a balanced way while striving for spiritual growth.

We teach the yoga tantra path at Big Shakti.

Read more
Back To Top