Nadi Shodhana or “Alternate Nostril Breathing” - Deepstash

Nadi Shodhana or “Alternate Nostril Breathing”

How it’s done: Starting in a comfortable meditative pose, hold the right thumb over the right nostril and inhale deeply through the left nostril. At the peak of inhalation, close off the left nostril with the ring finger, then exhale through the right nostril. Continue the pattern, inhaling through the right nostril, closing it off with the right thumb and exhaling through the left nostril.

When it works best: Crunch time, or whenever it’s time to focus or energize.

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  • place thumb over right nostril, ring finger on left nostril, and middle finger between the eyebrows.
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How to do it (2)

Then release your thumb and exhale through your right nostril only.

Be sure to exhale all the breath out of the right side and pause before inhaling again through the same side.

Seal both nostrils once you’ve inhaled on the right side and exhaled through the left side.

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How to do it (1)

Nadhi sodhana can be done seated or lying down.

To start, empty all the air from your lungs. Using the thumb of your dominant hand, block your right nostril and inhale through your left nostril only.

Be sure to inhale into your belly, not your chest. Once you are full...

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