Today, we’ll learn a short and easy breathing practice to pause the chatter in our minds - this is Nadi Shodhan Pranayam.
Take some time to find a quiet place and get in a comfortable seated position.
After you are done, take a moment to explore how your body feels now.
If you can’t access the video, here is a transcription:
Sit comfortably with your spine erect and shoulders relaxed. Place your left hand on your knee, palm open to the sky, and gently bring the tips of the index finger and thumb in contact with each other.
With your right hand, control the flow of breath through the nostrils. Place the index and middle finger on your forehead between the eyebrows. Place the little finger and ring finger gently on the left nostril, placing the thumb on the right.
Press your thumb down and breathe out gently through the left nostril. Then breathe in from the left nostril and breathe out from the right. Breathe in from the right nostril and exhale from the left. It’s important to take long deep breaths in, without forcing, as if you are smelling the fragrance of a flower.
Complete 9 such rounds. Keep your eyes closed and continue taking long deep breaths.
Thanks for your practice!
Peace and light,
*Thanks to the Art of Living for this practice.