Nadi Shodhan Stage One
Sit upright and comfortable.
Settle body. Close eyes and mouth. Breathe easily through nose. Pause until ready.
Bring right hand to face. Rest index finger and middle finger at eyebrow centre. Thumb is now available to cont
Sit in comfortable pose with back straight.
Close eyes, wait till you are at ease.
Inhale and let belly expand naturally, then exhale by forcefully contracting the abdominal muscles.
Let the next inhalation happen naturally, and then exhale forcef
Can be done sitting in meditation pose or lying, or even standing and going about your day....
Ujjayi involves both awareness of the breath as it moves and the actual physiological contraction of the throat muscles, at the glottis.
Alternate Nostril Psychic Breathing
This is not Nadi Shodhan (Anuloma Viloma) which uses manipulation of nostrils with finger and thumb -
This is a simple VISUALISED technique, which calms the mind, and helps release tension and induce sleep.
It is a simple but highly effective technique for calming the mind. It is also said to balance the endocrine system, especially by virtue of its effect on the hypothalamus, thus being a balancing practice for hormones. It is brilliant during pre