Ujjayi pranayama is a way of breathing rather than it is a rhythm. A way of breathing inspired by the King Cobra snake.
Get some familiarity with the breathing sequence before you attempt the King Cobra hiss.
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we recommend you to go through before messing around with the King Cobra
Introduction and first practice, 38 Minutes.
First round is Inhale -2-3 / Exhale-2-3-4
We do 1 round of 24 times basic breathing (in-2-3—out-2-3-4)
That is between 7 and 9 times a minute, natural breath.
When you’re ready with pranayama, try to sit still for a while, like a statue, allow your breath to calm down to a minimum of respiratory action.
It’s like hibernating animals, such as a bear or frog sleeping the winter.
Ujjayi part two, get familiar, 15 Minutes.
Once you are done with the introduction and first Ujjayi exercise, it is time to get familiar with Ujjayi.
We do 3 rounds of 24 times basic breathing, (in-2-3—out-2-3-4)
That is between 7 and 9 times a minute = natural breathe
Try to sit still 40 seconds in between each round
Ujjayi part three, 14 minutes.
We do 1 round practise of 24 times basic breathing
Then we do 1 round of 24 times basic breathing, (in-2-3—out-2-3-4)
Followed by 1 round of extended exhalation from 4 to 10
We take a few steps to go back to basic breathing, that is from 6 and then back to 4
After that we go back to 1 round of 24 times basic breathing, (in-2-3—out-2-3-4)
There are 40 seconds in between the first and the second round.
From there it is continuous until we’re done.