• NADI SHODHANA •
Nadi Shodhana, also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing, is a powerful breathing practice that purifies the energy channels in our body (nadis), thus allowing the life energy to flow smoothly and reach further.
Start off by sitting straight in a comfortable position and gently observing your breath, until it settles and becomes stable. Then raise the right hand, close the first two fingers and place the two extended fingers against the left nostril. This will close the left nostril, so that no air can come in. Inhale deeply, receiving, through the right nostrils. Then release the left nostril and without changing the hand, use the right thumb to press and close the right nostril. Exhale through the left nostril, releasing the air until your lungs are empty. Continue inhaling through the right nostril and exhaling through the left alternating the position of the fingers for 20 times. Then pause. Without changing the hand, now change and press the two extended fingers against the left nostril and exhale through through the right. Then press the thumb against the right nostril and inhale... keep inhaling left and exhaling right for another 20 times. Then lay down in savasana for 8-10 min.
I will be teaching Nadi Shodhana in class next Sunday after our asana practice. Link in bio.
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