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8 Minutes to Inner Peace - Yoga Breathwork to Release Stress and Restore Calm
Welcome to 8 Minutes to Inner Peace
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Exercise 1 - Inhale
Learn the Benefits of Inhaling
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Exercise 2 - Exhale
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Exercise 3 - Circular Breathing
Learn the Benefits of Circular Breathing
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Exercise 4 - Bellows Breath
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Exercise 5 - Breath of Fire
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Exercise 6 - Alternate Nostril Breathing
About Alternate Nostril Breathing
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Exercise 7 - Bumble Bee Breath
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Exercise 8 - Ocean Breath
Learn the Benefits of Ocean Breath
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Practice the Entire Sequence
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Learn the Benefits of Ocean Breath

Learn the eighth and final breath in the 8 Minutes to Inner Peace sequence: Ocean Breath.

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Final Breath

Ocean Breath is the final breathing or pranayama technique in “8 Minutes To Inner Peace”.

 

The Victorious Breath

 Ocean Breath is often the first breathing pattern that students new to yoga learn in introductory classes.

  

Practice Softly

I remember when I first learned Ocean Breath, also called Ujayii or Victorious Breath, I would practice everywhere – especially while walking or riding my bicycle.

 

I hadn’t quite gotten the hang of it and was making rather ridiculously loud noises when a fellow student in a yoga class corrected me.

When you do Ocean Breath completely, you’re going to feel calm and it’s very quiet inhale and quiet exhale and will calm your mind.

 A Remarkable Story

 My most remarkable story about Ocean Breath is about weight loss.

I explained to a new yoga class that Ocean Breath increases our metabolism and qualifies as truly aerobic exercise because it brings oxygen to every cell in our body.

One of the students in that class took what I had to say to heart and started practicing Ocean Breath all day long every hour she was awake.

She only came to yoga class once a week and practiced no other formal exercise

She lost 22 pounds just by doing ocean breath! What if you could breathe away your weight? Wouldn’t that be a great way to calm your mind and feel better and look better?

Benefits of Ocean Breath

 

 The benefits of Ocean Breath are: 

  • Balances blood pressure
  • Calms anxiety
  • Alleviates depression
  • Connects your mind and body
  • Increases your metabolism
  • Allows you to perform great athletic deeds with poise and grace
  • Heals asthma and other breathing difficulties
  • Balances your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
  • You can access unlimited energy right now by learning how to use your full lung capacity!

Use Your Full Lung Capacity

As you practice ocean breath, remember to make the sound of a gentle ocean in the back of your throat. As you inhale the tide coming in, as you exhale listen to the tide going out.