When anticipated emotional stress or emotional upset, this breath pattern is so effective. When bad news or a negative situation arises and your emotional body dominates your nature, you should step away by yourself at once to do from 5-7 rounds of this breathing. You will be gratified by the results and on your way to restore emotional balance. Follow me on the video or read the words below to prepare for the technique!
Sit with your back straight and gently seal your lips. Rest your left hand on your left thigh, palm facing upward. Take your right hand in front of you with palm facing you. Put your index finger and middle finger together and take these fingers to your eyebrow centre. Take some gentle normal breaths in this position. Relax your shoulders.
You are going to use your right thumb to close your right nostril, and either your right ring or little finger to close your left nostril.
Start by closing your left nostril with your ring or little finger. Inhale through your right nostril and exhale through your right nostril. Repeat five times.
Then release your left nostril and close your right nostril with your right thumb. Inhale and exhale gently, five times. Don't force your breath and if you need to take a break and breathe through both nostrils, then do so. This exercise should feel refreshing and balancing - not like hard work.
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