Nadi Shodhana Pranayama
Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, also known as “Alternate Nostril Breathing,” is a popular and calming breathing technique in yoga. It is believed to balance the two hemispheres of the brain, improve focus, and alleviate stress. The practice involves breathing through one nostril at a time, using specific hand positions to control the airflow. Here’s a detailed process on how to perform Nadi Shodhana Pranayama
Step by Step Guide to Nadi Shodhana Pranayama
Apply gentle pressure when closing and releasing the nostrils to avoid discomfort.
Keep the facial muscles and shoulders relaxed throughout the practice.
Regular practice enhances the balancing effects of Nadi Shodhana.
Nadi Shodhana Pranayama is suitable for practitioners of all levels and is often recommended for calming the mind and balancing energy channels. If you have respiratory conditions or concerns, or if you experience discomfort during the practice, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional or a qualified yoga instructor before incorporating Nadi Shodhana Pranayama into your routine.