Ujjayi Breath...not like garlic breath!
What is it?? It's ocean-sounding breath.
Why do it?? It calms the mind, promotes self-awareness, warms the breath as it comes into the lungs - which warms you! and it deepens the meditatiive experience in your yoga practice.
How do you do it??
1) Be aware of your breath right now, just as it is.
2)Breathe through your mouth like you're fogging a mirror (it sounds like the ocean).
3)Close your mouth and continue making the fogging or ocean sound with the mouth closed -if you cup you hands over your ears it's more prominent.
4) Breathe...being present to the breathe in and out. Take a few minutes to just listen to your own breath - pranayama...your life force...
5) You're warmer, calmer and more in touch with
There's always more to learn about yoga and in turn, learn about yourself.