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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.

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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.

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Living in a Constant State of Stress Creates Disease

Medical research estimates stress plays a significant role in 90 percent of illness and disease. Stress can interfere with your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

– Centers for Disease Control

The state of relaxation is a healthy, vital glowing state of body and mind. Unfortunately, few people experience this joyful, glowing, relaxed state.

Many people think that to experience relaxation, all they need to do is stop working and take some time off. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Time out does not guarantee relaxation, usually because we carry deep-seated worries and anxieties about life.

Most people only experience moments of relative peace. They rarely get to enjoy the peace fully because of underlying tensions held in the subconscious mind.

Deep and enduring inner peace depends on your ability to relax your body, mind, and emotions, and your deeper psyche.

You can achieve this by:

  1. Understanding the mechanics, the basic theory of how stress accumulates in the nervous system.
  2. Practicing relaxation-meditation techniques, for example, to remove long-term existing stresses, patterns of bracing.
  3. Learning to detect and disarm new stresses the moment they occur in daily life.

With these skills and knowledge, you will be far less vulnerable to tiredness and fatigue, and common sicknesses such as cold and flu. Your overall level of inflammation—a major cause of modern diseases—will reduce. This will enable you to keep youthful vigor as you age.

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Why Mindfulness Is Not Enough

Mindfulness Is Not Enough
Many people come to us for therapy believing they cannot meditate. 

They have tried a few simple mindfulness and breath awareness techniques; however, they tell us they couldn’t meditate because they couldn’t stop thinking. They either feel bored looking at their thoughts, which they had hoped would stop, or they become nervous because they could not stop the anxious feelings, emotions, and memories that accompany these thoughts. 

It is a common misconception that you have to stop thinking to meditate. Rather the opposite is true. When you start off in meditation, the mind will be full of thoughts. This is a sign of success. The attainment of the thoughtless state, the state of Inner Silence, comes later on down the path.

The tragedy is, that because of this initial experience with pure mindfulness techniques, many people close the door on meditation and say that it is not for them. The real problem is that they have experienced only one technique, have not had access to theory, and are unaware that there are many other techniques that can give them a peaceful experience of meditation, even if they are thinking.

Mindfulness is one of the most popular forms of meditation. However, mindfulness, which is really the simple act of paying attention to the present moment and not being lost in thinking and rumination, is only a small part of meditation. It has gained popularity because it has been integrated into mental health programs where it is part of a larger approach to mental health. Mindfulness is not a standalone technique. It supports the clinical psychologists’ treatment of mental illness. 

For most people, and especially in a clinical setting, mindfulness needs to be combined with other techniques that enable you to reduce negative feelings attached to thoughts. You need to combine mindfulness with techniques that enable you to cultivate positive feelings so that you develop a positive sense of self-control. 

Much more is possible if you understand the theory behind meditation. This includes learning about the structure of the mind, and how to apply meditation to the thinking, feeling, and knowing aspects of the mind. 

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