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Finding Stillness Within with Alternate Nostril Breathing

  • April 7th, 2010
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Alternate Nostril Breathing – also known as NadiShodana. It’s an appropriate breathing technique for almost anyone and it’s benefits are enormous, especially when you’re experiencing anxiety.

 

I love practicing this technique! It leaves me so calm and grounded and clear-headed as it cleanses and purifies the nostrils also.

Breathing through the left nostril is calming, and breathing through the right nostril has an energizing effect.

 

The other benefits are:

  • It balances both hemispheres of the brain.
  • A sense of deep relaxation by clearing the mind.
  • Promoting calmness and ease in the body.
  • An increase in the intake of oxygen helps to nourish the body and
  • brain with the vital life force of breath.
  • Alternate Nostril Breath is great preparation for meditation.
  • Alternate Nostril Breath helps to regulate the heating and
  • the cooling cycles of the body as well as the balance the ultradium rhythm(as one nostril is responsible for wake cycles and sleep cycles.)

 

Watch the video below of me demonstrating how to do alternate nostril breathing.

 

How to practice Alternate Nostril Breathing:

  1. Sit down in an easy and comfortable position, keeping your spine straight with your shoulders down.
  2. Close the right nostril with your right thumb and let the rest of your fingers point toward the sky.
  3. Inhale through the left nostril then close the left nostril with the right pinky and exhale through the right side.
  4. Inhale through the right nostril and always inhale through the nostril that you have just exhaled with. Close with the right thumb and exhale through the left nostril, inhale through the left nostril, close left nostril with index finger then continue for 3 mins minimum. Repeat the steps starting on your left side.

Enjoy this technique and apply it daily whenever you can. It’s also a great technique to share with children to aid them with their extensive studies as it also promotes mental clarity and deepen concentration.

Love to hear your thoughts and experiences on this technique, so feel free to leave a comment and share it with our community.

Take care!

With love and peace and joy to you,

Jemma



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