Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

Nadi Shodhana, also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing, can have a deep impact on your body, mind, and nervous system. In addition to sustaining a larger supply of oxygen to the blood than regular breathing, Nadi Shodhana soothes the nerves, helps to still the mind, and balances the fine energy of the body.

How to Practice:

1. Sit comfortably or lie down if that’s easier. 2. Place the tip of the index finger and middle finger of the right hand in between the eyebrows, the ring finger and little finger on the left nostril, and the thumb on the right nostril. 3. Close off the right nostril gently and breathe in through the left nostril, then breathe back out the right, back in the right and then out the left. Out and in on one side, out and in on other side. Follow this picture if unsure & try to keep the breath really natural, no need to force it or lengthen/deepen it in any way. 4.Continue for a few breaths or a few minutes, whatever you are comfortable with, finish with a breath out through the right nostril and pause to notice how you feel.

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