When it comes to breathing during a hard yoga session, there are several techniques that can be used. To start, take a deep breath in and exhale slowly. Then, inhale again and exhale by quickly contracting the lower part of your abs to expel the air in short bursts. In between each active exhalation, your inhalation should be passive.
Ujjayi pranayama, or “victorious breathing”, is a technique that is often used in yoga. It involves inhaling deeply through the nose while slightly contracting the back of the throat and exhaling through the nose. The throat should not feel tight. The conscious use of breathing is an essential part of yoga practice.
While there are many different breathing techniques, diaphragmatic breathing is the main yogic breathing used during practice. This type of breathing involves using the diaphragm instead of the chest to breathe. It requires less effort and energy while reducing stress and anxiety and improving overall health and well-being. Unless instructed otherwise by your yoga teacher, you should use diaphragmatic breathing throughout your yoga session.
Breath of Fire is another technique that can be used during a hard yoga session. This technique involves inhaling passively and exhaling forcefully. The main purpose of this technique is to contract your abdominal muscles during exhalation. Kundalini yoga is another type of yoga that consists of singing, breathing exercises and performing repetitive poses.