Have a tickle in your throat? Fall brings many changes. Here’s a yoga breath to help you soothe your throat, your nervous system, and calm your mind. It also has a heating effect. Read more about it!


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Hello friends, this is Yoga Anita coming to you on a crisp September day. It isn’t quite fall yet, but here in New England we already have started to show the signs of fall. The leaves are starting to turn. The mornings are cool and require a sweater. And my little dog’s morning excursions outside are much shorter too.

You might have noticed a little tickle in your throat as your body starts to acclimate to the cooler temps. Here is a breathing technique that might help. It’s called the Ujjayi Breath and here’s how to do it.

Start by inhaling through the nose, move the breath to the back of the throat and when you exhale, it sounds like a snoring sound, an ocean sound, or I like to think of a Darth Vader sound.

What’s this breath good for?

It soothes the nervous system, calms the mind and increases psychic sensitivity. It relieves insomnia, slows down the heart rate and lowers blood pressure. It is a tranquilizing pranayama, but it also has a heating effect. You can feel the warm air in your lungs.

So as you start to prepare for the official start to fall, don’t forget to add a few rounds of Ujjayi Breathing to your daily routine.


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