Monday, March 16, 2020

Nadi Shodhana Pranayam

"Nadi denotes a tubular organ which carries prana or energy through our body. Shodhana means purifying. Nadi Shodhana is purifying the blood vessels and nerves so that they function effectively. The effect of Nadi Shodhana develop strength of will power, determination, and stability. Further, it helps control the senses and leads towards self knowledge."
Geeta Iyengar

To practice alternate nostril breathing, sit in a comfortable position with your pelvis or your feet grounded.

Uplift through your spine, relax the muscles of your face, and settle into a natural flow of inhale followed by exhale. 

Place your left hand on your thigh or knee, and bring your right hand up toward your nose.

Breathe in and breathe out, exhaling completely. Use your right thumb to close off your right nostril and inhale through your left nostril. 

Close your left nostril while lifting your right thumb, and exhale through your right nostril. 

Inhale again through your right nostril, close right and exhale left.

Inhale left, close left and exhale right. 

Inhale right, close right, and exhale left

Repeat this process until you feel complete, finishing by exhaling through the left nostril, then release your right hand down, breathe easefully and naturally through both nostrils. 

Notice how you feel in body, heart and mind. 


Check out Michelle Heron Yoga on YouTube for a video tutorial of Nadi Shodhana.

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