Do you know you have the secret key to your daily balance? Want to be more empathic? Or want to be more concentrated to learn? Improve your memory? Just hold the key, put it in the machine, turn and… Voila. Miracle.
The key is your nose (do not put and turn it to anywhere, it was just the metaphor :-). The machine is your head or body. In this article, we are going to discuss alternate nostril breathing.
Nadi Shudhi, as the alternate nostril breathing is in its original, was “developed” by ancient masters in India. They put it in the system called Yoga. Luckily this system was spread all over the world and now we can take the benefits. And what the benefits are?
Benefits of alternate Nostril Breathing
Long term benefits:
Funny knowledge here it is important to resolve which nostril you breathe in and which out.
Tell it in my language:
To say it in the normal way. If you want to improve the tasks managed by left side of your brain,
Left side brain (right nostril)
Right side brain (left nostril)
How to do alternate nostril breathing
Sit down in proper position – head and back straight, arms down. Relaxed your body
Deep breath in and out – both nostril
With your right hand close your right nostril
Slowly inhale through your left nostril
After inhalation release your right nostril and
Use left hand to close your left nostril
Slowly exhale through your right nostril
Inhale slowly through your right nostril
After inhalation release your left nostril and
Use right hand to close your right nostril
Exhale through your left nostril
This exercise is for balancing your brain. You can use it in the morning for good start of the day. Intuitively use only one-way breathing depending on what kind of tasks you want to activate.
To see the results make five to ten rounds.
This kind of breathing is safe. Sometimes it is quite hard to breathe if you have a cold with a stuffed-up nose.