Unlike some types of pranayama, the ujayii
breath is usually done in asana practice. During asana flow, ujayii
breathing lends rhythm to the transition between poses, creating a
meditative state and helping the yogi stay focused and present in the
practice. It also encourages the free flow of prana.
Ujayii breathing quiets the brain, increases oxygenation and slows the flow of breathing. It regulates the body's internal heat, helps control blood pressure and releases tension. It also strengthens the digestive and nervous systems.