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Balance Your Body + Mind With This Breathing Technique

Updated: Apr 27, 2021

alternate nostril breathing technique
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Alternate Nostril Breath (Nadi Shodhana Pranayama) - Balancing Breath

What it does:

Helps to relax your body and mind. reduce anxiety. promote overall well-being.

  • Lowers stress and improves cardiovascular function.

  • Improves lung function and respiratory endurance.

  • Lowers heart rate.

  • Promotes well-being.

How to do it:

Begin in a comfortable seated position with your spine upright. To practice Alternate Nostril Breathing, or Balancing Breath, bring the thumb of your left hand to your left nostril and press it closed. Inhale deeply in through your right nostril and then pause briefly to release your thumb from your left nostril. Then, bring your ring finger to close your right nostril, and exhale through the left nostril. Breathe in again on the same side, the left side. Then, switch sides to breath out and then in on the right. Keep going for up to a minute or longer

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