your spinal column and chakra system as a
with the base of the sacrum and lower back
as the root ball of the flower,
embedded in the earth, full of the fire of
Imagine this energy as a mandala of red,
orange and yellow energy
which feeds your physical system and taps
into energy from Earth’s core.
See your middle back as the stem and your
heart and throat area as leaves of the
Finally imagine your head as a flower
blossom, a mandala of swirling blue and
This type breathing is called
deep throat breathing, “psychic breath” or
Ujjiyi breathing induces a subtle calming
effects on the whole system.
Breathe in slowly and create a soft hissing
or aspirant noise in the back of the throat
similar to snoring but done consciously.
Practice Ujjiyi throughout the exercise
in order to stimulate nerve fibers in the
neck and throat area
which activates the Parasympathetic Nervous
System or relaxation response.
Begin your Flower Breath with a simple
It is recommended that Pranayama begin by