Benefits Of Nadi

Shodhana Pranayama

Alternate nostril breathing is a

yogic breath control practice.

In Sanskrit, it’s known as nadi shodhana pranayama.

This type of exercise can be

done as part of a yoga or meditation

practice. Alternate nostril breathing can also be done as its own practice to help you quiet and still your mind.

Yogic breathing practices

may improve lung function

and respiratory endurance. This pranayama has an extremely good effect on swimmers and athletes.

Alternate nostril breathing

may be a useful method to

help you lower your heart rate in the moment. + + + + + +

Alternate nostril breathing

was also found to increase

breath awareness and have a beneficial effect on the nervous system.

Talk to your doctor before

starting the practice if you

have a medical condition such as asthma, COPD, or any other lung or heart concern.

You can practice alternate

nostril breathing on your

own, but you may want to ask a yoga teacher to show you the practice in person so you can make sure you’re doing it correctly.

Focus on keeping your breath

slow, smooth, and continuous.

Focusing on your breath will help you to remember where you are in the cycle.

You can do alternate

nostril breathing at any

time and place that feels most comfortable to you.

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