Nadi Shodana Pranayama

Nadi Shodana breathing is a powerful technique to help restore balance to the left and right sides of the brain 🧠.

To practice: find a comfortable seated position, close your eyes, and bring your awareness to the space behind the forehead 👁. First, rest your left hand on your knee in Jyan Mudra by connecting the thumb and index fingers with the palm facing up 👌🏻. Bring your right hand into Vishnu Mudra by bending your index and middle fingers down. Use the right thumb to block the right nostril and inhale only through the left nostril for a count of 3. Next use your right ring finger to block the left nostril and hold the breath for a count of 12. If you would like to utilize the Bandhas during retention go ahead. Exhale through just the right nostril for a count of 6. Inhale through the right nostril for a count of 3, when you get to the top block both nostrils for a count of 12. Exhale through only the left nostril for a count of 6, this will complete one round of Nadi Shodana Pranayama 👃🏻. Alternate nostril breathing should be practiced for 5-10 minutes and is most effective when practiced daily!

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