Yoga – Yoga of Sound Breath (Svara Yoga Pranayama)

Svara Yoga Pranayama (s-VAR-ah) svara = sound, air breathed through the nostrils Step by Step Traditionally the five “elements” that make up our body-mind (and the entire material universe)-earth, water, fire, air, “ether”-are each energetically associated with a fixed point on the linings of our nostrils. So it’s possible to influence and transform our body-mind.

Yoga – Conqueror Breath (Ujjayi Pranayama)

(oo-jy [rhymes with “pie”]-ee) ujjayi = to conquer, to be victorious Step by Step Ujjayi is especially known for the soft hissing sound the breather makes by directing her inhales and exhales over the back of her throat. To learn how, try this.