In the beginning of my Ashtanga yoga practice it was difficult to stick to uddyaj breathing. I was so busy with these challenging asanas, to think of the breath or to match it with the movements was too much.
But finally I got it and forgot it and I got back to it..........
Then I discovered that my inhaling was half as long as my exhaling.
I corrected this and breathed deeply and evenly. I breathed so strong I must have had the intention that everybody in the room must hear me.
Now I breath for myself: soft and long inhaling, but hearable, soft and long exhaling, hearable, too. Perhaps only I can hear my breath, but this is enough.
My breath ushers me through my yoga practice and through life.