#PowerofPranayam - Nadi Shodhan

Also known as alternate nostril breathing

Sanskrit for “channel cleansing”, this type of pranayama purifies the subtle aspects of the mind-body-soul system.1 Specifically, Nadi Shodhan centers the left and right hemispheres of the brain. It is particularly helpful for when you need to concentrate better, such as before a meditation session. Using this technique for a couple of minutes before stressful events such as public speaking is also advised, as it can assist in slowing down anxious racing thoughts.2 Overall, Nadi Shodhan is a wonderful way to combat fatigue and just relax!

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References

  1. Shah, Sejal. Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique (Nadi Shodhan Pranayama). https://www.artofliving.org/.

  2. Eisler, Melissa. Nadi Shodhana: How to Practice Alternate Nostril Breathing. https://chopra.com/.