As we have said, this practice is mainly used in conjunction with meditation techniques, and it is usually practised in this way. However, those people who merely want to relax themselves can do ujjayi in conjunction with a meditation practice or shavasana3.
People who suffer from insomnia will find it especially useful. Those who suffer from high blood pressure will find that ujjayi helps to reduce the pressure, even if only for a short period of time at first. However, during this period the body and mind will gain some much needed rest.
In general we can say that ujjayi is helpful for all ailments that originate from nervousness or chronic stress.
1 Book I, Lesson 5, Topic 5
2 Book I, Lesson 7, Topic 2
3 Shavasana: Part I - Book I, Lesson 1, Topic 5; Fart 2 - Book I, Lesson 2, Topic 8
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