ujjayi

Main Entry:  ujjayi
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of pranayama breathing which develops awareness through drawing air in through both nostrils with the glottis held partially closed; also called ujaya, ujaya breathing, ujjayi breathing
Example:  Ujjayi breathing sounds like Darth Vader.
Etymology:  Sanskrit "loud breathing" or "what clears the throat and masters the chest area"
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