Nadi Shodhana (Alternate nostril breathing)

Over the past two weeks we’ve been practicing a pranayama method, Nadi Shodhana. Prana means life force or vital energy and Ayama means control. Pranayama means “control of the breath” Nadhi Shodhana means “Alternate nostril breathing”.

The method is quite simple to practice. I won’t go into the “how” we’ve already had a practical application in class but I will explain a bit more about the benefits.

Alternate nostril breathing is balancing, it synchronises the hemispheres of the brain and clears blocked energy. De-stressing, calming and releases accumulated mind tension and fatigue. This method lowers the heart rate and it’s calming affect makes it a great pre-sleep technique and stress management tool.

Best to be practiced at the start of class or pre-savasana.

Important to end on the left nostril.